FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2014
Contact: Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
QPWB ATTORNEY GETS DEFENSE VERDICT IN A REAR-END ACCIDENT LIABILITY CASE USING
HONEST ACCOUNTING OF EVENTS
Motor Vehicle Negligence ― Rear-End Collision
MIAMI ― Reginald J. Clyne, a partner in the Miami office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (QPWB), received a verdict for the defense in a motor vehicle negligence case. This litigation resulted in a complete victory for the defense and zero recovery for the plaintiff in the case of Guillot v. Ponce.
In this case, the defendant was involved in a car accident while traveling on State Road 826. The plaintiffs alleged their vehicle was rear ended by the defendant at a velocity of 100 miles per hour causing total damage to their vehicle, resulting with injuries sustained by all four occupants inside the vehicle. The defendant contended that the plaintiff cut her off, and then stopped suddenly.
A pretrial settlement was reached with two of the plaintiffs. The two remaining plaintiffs sought claims of $270,000.00. Through a Proposal of Settlement, the defense offered $37,000.00.
During the trial, the defense successfully argued that the evidence supported the defendant’s version of events. Based on aerial photographs, the defense was able to demonstrate that the accident could not have occurred in the manner described by the plaintiff. The defendant also contended that the plaintiffs’ injuries were pre-existing and due to degenerative changes.
The jury returned a defense verdict in two and a half hours.