Cobb County Rejects Claims for Permanent Injury and Attorney’s Fees
After a 3 day trial, Rakhi McNeill and Dan Prout secured a favorable verdict for their client in Cobb County State Court. The case involved an admitted fault, head-on collision. Plaintiff fractured a bone in her hand that required surgery. Plaintiff claimed a permanent injury/disability to her hand as a result of the accident. At trial, plaintiff withdrew her claim for economic damages asked to jury to award in excess of $1,000,000 for pain and suffering. Plaintiff also requested that the jury find the defendant liable for attorney’s fees and bad faith pursuant to OCGA 13-6-11. The jury returned a verdict of $100,000 for plaintiff and did not find the defendant acted in bad faith or was liable for plaintiff’s attorney’s fees.