Prout and Hoying Obtain Defense Verdict After Three (3) Day Trial in Cobb County
The case involved a rear-end collision with a complaint of injury at the scene and treatment at the ER on the day of the accident. Plaintiff subsequently treated with a pain management specialist who directly related the injuries and need for treatment to the accident. Mr. Prout impeached the plaintiff twenty-six (26) times on cross examination regarding her description of the accident, prior injuries/treatment, etc. Likewise, Ms. Hoying impeached a fact witness (who is a plaintiff in a companion case) numerous times.
Plaintiff’s total medical specials were $22,000. The highest pre-trial offer was $10,000. At trial, plaintiff’s counsel asked for $60,000. The jury returned a defense verdict after three (3) hours of deliberation.