Phillip Bryant Represents Robert Julian v. Betty Lester v. Richard Clark

PS Partner who tried case:  J. Phillip Bryant

We represented: Safeco Insurance Company of America

Venue: City of St. Louis

Facts:   Defendant Betty Lester collided with the side of the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger allegedly causing injury to plaintiff’s neck and back. Plaintiff had a twenty year history of neck and back complaints but denied having symptoms during the six years before the accident.  Through diligent discovery, we discovered evidence of complaints during that time.  The majority of plaintiff’s treatment was with a pain management physician.  Settlement Negotiations:  Prior to litigation, plaintiff demanded $100,000.  In response, $11,500 was offered.  Plaintiff replied that he would not reduce the demand from $100,000, thereby ending settlement negotiations.  Verdict:  $54,000

Verdict:  Plaintiff’s verdict for $54,068.88

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