Injury Claim from Crash found in Defendants’ Favor

Ron Zurek (Senior Partner/Los Angeles) In another case where negligence on the part of the defendant client was admitted, Ron Zurek got a jury to agree that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff were actually minimal and considerably less than what had been offered in settlement. The plaintiff passenger sued his best friend/driver, asserting that a high speed head-on crash he caused resulted in a shoulder injury that required him to undergo surgery. The defense claim was that the plaintiff actually hurt his shoulder later, lifting weights in a gym, and not in the car accident. Plaintiff brought in two lawyers to try this case but the jury rejected the claim, resulting in a small verdict that will be fully offset by the costs that the plaintiff now owes the defendant.