Recent Ellis Law Win Chosen as “Case of the Week” by Lexis Nexis
Prestigious legal website Lexis Nexis has selected a case that Ellis Law Corporation won by jury verdict for $2.3 million as its “Lexis Case of the Week”. The three-year legal battle reached its conclusion in early January of this year in California Superior Court for San Bernardino County, when a jury handed down a verdict of $2,331,075.08 for our clients, a married couple who were rear-ended on Interstate 10 near Yucaipa Blvd. The plaintiffs were represented in court by attorneys Andrew Ellis and Britt Karp.
Rear end collision causes intercostal neuralgia
As a result of the rear-end impact, our client’s car hit a center divider and was spun around to face oncoming traffic. Both parties suffered neck and back injuries from the crash, while the wife also experienced abdominal pain diagnosed as intercostal neuralgia. She had to undergo 4 nerve blocks and 2 radiofrequency ablations to treat the pain, which our medical experts explained to the jury would persist for the rest of her life. She faces major treatment procedures in her future as a result of her injuries, including spinal surgery.
The defense, meanwhile, claimed that our client’s pain was caused by a previously existing – and, stretching credulity, previously undiagnosed by 8 doctors – shingles. The defense additionally argued that opiate pain pills were the only treatment she required.
Expert witnesses shine at trial
Liability for the crash was conceded at the outset of the case, and a trial ensued only to determine the amount of damages. In the days leading up to trial, the defense offered $375,000, which the plaintiffs rejected, choosing instead to rely on the judgment of a jury. At trial, Ellis Law brought in a series of trustworthy professionals as expert witnesses, including a:
- Pain management specialist
- Car crash reconstructionist
- Insurance billing expert
- General practitioner
These expert witnesses were able to present the details of our case to the jury in a clear and convincing way. When fighting for the rights of injury victims in California, the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law Corporation leave no stone unturned when it comes to building a powerful case for our clients. If pre-trial settlement offers fail to match the damages and losses you have suffered, we are fully prepared to bring major resources to bear at trial.
If you or a loved has been hurt due to another party’s negligence, please call our offices today for a free, in-depth case review at 310-641-3335.
Case resource links
- Lexis Nexis, California State Jury Awards Couple $2,331,075.08 For Rear-End Collision That Caused Their Vehicle To Spin Into Oncoming Traffic, http://www.lexisnexis.com/jvsubmission/b/case_of_week/archive/2017/02/09/california-state-jury-awards-couple-2-331-075-08-for-rear-end-collision-that-caused-their-vehicle-to-spin-into-oncoming-traffic.aspx