ST. LOUIS, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC — a reputable St. Louis personal injury law firm — has secured a $200,000 jury verdict on behalf of a car accident client. According to the statements brought forth in the trial, the plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant, who was reaching for a dropped cellphone at the time of the crash.

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The defendant attested that he was not using his cellphone during the crash, but it was clear he had distracted himself from the task of safe driving to a noticeable degree. The defense representation initially admitted to liability for the crash back in 2015. It did not agree upon the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries, though, which eventually prompted the necessity of a jury trial.

The plaintiff’s medical records showed he suffered a wedge fracture, concussion, lipoma, and bulging discs and protrusions along his back in the rear-end accident. Despite the medical evidence, the defense challenged the wedge fracture, claiming it could not be detected in x-ray scans.

Meyerkord & Meyerkord attorneys hired a neuroradiologist who was not informed of the key details of the case, including whether they represented the defense or the plaintiff. This new neuroradiologist also confirmed the fracture had occurred by pointing out where it had healed.

Medical treatment was also paused for a considerable amount of time after initial hospitalization and treatments had been completed. The defense attempted to point at the treatment gap as evidence that the fracture did not exist. To counteract the defense and engage the jury, Meyerkord & Meyerkord’s team created a cinematic deposition that used clear visuals and intriguing testimonies to the end of making a video deposition far more interesting than the norm.

Geoff Meyerkord noted that the successful verdict comes in thanks to the expert opinions used in the case. Upon the case’s conclusion, he congratulated the defense representation for a job well done, but felt assured that justice had been carried out for the betterment of his client.

More information about this case outcome, inquiring parties with Missouri Lawyers Weekly subscriptions or accounts can visit https://molawyersmedia.com/2019/03/04/jury-awards-motorist-in-crash-caused-by-dropped-cell-phone/. Inquiring parties can learn more about Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC by visiting https://www.stlouis-personalinjury.com/.

 

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