Harbin Obtains Defense Verdict in Wrist Surgery Case
Ben Harbin obtained a defense verdict in Gwinnett County. This was an admitted fault case where plaintiff alleged $107,000 in medical expenses that included a wrist surgery. Mr. Harbin represented the UM carrier and was the sole and lead counsel at trial for the defense. The liability carrier had already tendered the defendant’s $25,000 liability limits for a limited liability release. Plaintiff had expert testimony linking the wrist surgery to the accident. Mr. Harbin was able to impeach the plaintiff regarding a subsequent accident, a prior wrist injury, and plaintiff’s memory of the position of his wrist during the accident. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff of $20,000. This was was less than liability limits paid, meaning the UM carrier paid nothing. Plaintiff’s lowest demand was $200,000.