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Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Negligence Case

July 24, 2008

Doug MacKelcan obtained a defense verdict for a client in Beaufort County, South Carolina in a motor vehicle accident case after a two day trial. In the case, the Defendant driver “rear-ended” the Plaintiff while Plaintiff was stopped at a stop sign. The severity of the collision was in dispute as were the existence and cause of Plaintiff’s back injuries. Plaintiff claimed in excess of $60,000 in past and future medical expense and damages. Defense counsel successfully argued that Plaintiff’s injuries existed at the time of the accident and her treatment was not caused by the accident. The jury returned the defense verdict after a short deliberation.

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