CSK OBTAINS COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT IN CONTENTIOUS PERSONAL INJURY ACTION SEEKING $10M PRIOR TO TRIAL

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CSK OBTAINS COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT IN CONTENTIOUS PERSONAL INJURY ACTION SEEKING $10M PRIOR TO TRIAL

CSK Partners Michelle Bartels and Dan Shapiro in the Tampa office obtained a complete defense verdict in a liability only, truck versus bicycle accident. CSK’s client driver allegedly failed to pay attention to Plaintiff biker as he crossed the crosswalk. Plaintiff’s expert claimed that our driver had 5-6 seconds to observe Plaintiff on his bicycle and stop, but that he failed to do so due to not paying attention. The Plaintiff had no recollection of the subject accident. The Judge granted a directed verdict and instructed the jury that Plaintiff entered the crosswalk on a “do not walk” signal. Plaintiff sustained significant injuries as a result of the accident and demanded $10M prior to trial. The jury was out for less than 30 minutes before returning a complete defense verdict. Ms. Bartels and Mr. Shapiro were assisted by CSK Partner Carlos Morales pre-trial and in obtaining an order granting bifurcation of liability and damages at trial.