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Tom Smith Wins Defense Verdict

Tom Smith wins defense verdict in injury claim tried in St. Louis City Circuit Court. Plaintiff alleged serious and permanent injuries from an auto accident in which plaintiff’s vehicle was struck from behind by defendant’s car. Although defendant accepted responsibility for the accident, defendant contested the nature and extent of plaintiff’s injuries as well as cause and necessity of plaintiff’s medical treatment. Although plaintiff offered testimony from the medical provider regarding plaintiff’s medical treatment, plaintiff opted not to submit any medical bills. Plaintiff sought recovery for past and future pain and suffering and requested the jury award $250,000. The jury found in favor of defendant.