Howard Trafman Obtains a Not Liable Defense Verdict in Favor of Beverage Company Defendant Involved in Three-Vehicle Collision
Howard Trafman obtained a not liable defense verdict in favor of the defendant beverage company and its driver in a 1-week trial in Cook Co. involving a three-vehicle motor vehicle collision on I-290. The defense successfully argued that another driver who settled out prior to trial was the sole proximate cause of the accident and claimed injuries. Plaintiff claimed the impact caused her to sustain multiple herniated discs resulting in two spinal fusion surgeries and an artificial disc replacement surgery. The defense Plaintiff alleged $376,524.00 in past medical expenses and $252,308.00-$361,792.00 in future medical expenses. Plaintiff had demanded $1,700,000.00 to settle and asked the jury to award $2,006,316.00. An offer of $251,000.00 was made prior to trial. McPherson v. Superior Beverage Company, Inc. February 2014.