Shoulder Surgery From Auto Accident Yields Big Results
by Bret Schnitzer
Type of Action: Auto negligence.
Type of Injuries: Shoulder and back.
Name of Case: Martin, et al. v. Eareckson and Hickman Williams Co.
Court/Case No.: Wayne County Circuit Court, No. 91-127274 NI.
Name of Judge: Hon. Paul Teranes.
Jury Demand? Yes.
Damages Awarded/No cause of Action: $700,000.
Trial Verdict or Settlement: Settlement after mediation and three settlement conferences.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Insurance Carrier: Continental Insurance.
Highest Offer: Settlement.
Other Useful Information: Defendants were forced to admit liability after the judge offered them to turn over a statement made by the plaintiff to his insurance carrier three days after the accident.