Partner Paul Groth Secures Defense Verdict in Gwinnett County

January 7, 2020 – Partner Paul Groth tried a case in the State Court of Gwinnett County arising out of a rear end collision.  The plaintiff was a rear-seat passenger and alleged that he suffered neck and low back injuries. The property damage to the rear bumper of the vehicle the in which the Plaintiff was a passenger was minor and the total repair bill was approximately $600.  The Defendant admitted negligence in causing the accident.

Plaintiff first sought treatment at the ER 2 days after the accident and then continued treatment with a chiropractor, other doctors and also had an MRI of her lumbar spine.  Plaintiff alleged past medical bills of $16,000 and asked the jury to award $75,000 inclusive of past medical damages, future medical damages and pain and suffering.  Mr. Groth asked the jury to return a defense verdict.

The jury deliberated for approximately an hour and returned a defense verdict.

The case is Dennis Williams v. Amber Wilhite, State Court of Gwinnett County, CAFN: 18-C-02131-S1