In a case tried by Mr. Breit on July 14, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded $1,000,000.00 to a young woman who was seriously and permanently injured in a motor vehicle accident on October 23, 2014. Mr. Breit took the case to trial after the client’s settlement demands were not taken seriously. The plaintiff was driving on Granby Street when her car was t-boned by a vehicle driven by an employee of the defendant. She suffered neck and back injuries and had three months of chiropractic treatment. Her MRI showed a bulging disc and a disc protrusion in her back, caused by the accident. She incurred $16,000.00 in medical expenses and was no longer able to do her usual physical activities, like running. Medical experts testified the plaintiff will require back surgery in the future. The initial amount sued for was $100,000.00. The day before trial, at the final pre-trial conference, the plaintiff amended the amount sued for to $1,000,000.00. The jury deliberated for one hour before returning a verdict for the plaintiff for $1,000,000.00, the full amount sued for. This is a highly favorable and unprecedented verdict for this type of personal injury case, showing the strength of Mr. Breit’s trial abilities.
By Billy Breit