I think it is useful to write about jury verdicts and give thoughts as to why I think the jury found as they did and the issues that arose in the case. Why? Because people are looking online for information about the value of their cases. So we summarize one case, Mayrink v. Luchsinger, the long way and then give sample settlements and verdicts in more Florida disc injury cases.
On our website, we provide a ton of verdict information for victims, many of which suffered a herniated disc. This helps give some lens to the value of a case. But it hardly tells the real story of the claim and why a jury may have valued it how they did. So hopefully posts like this help educate those looking for answers.
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Facts of Mayrink v. Luchsinger
This is a herniated disc case. Plaintiff, a painter by trade, crashed into a median strip after being pushed off the road by the defendant who must have changed lanes without looking. Usually, in these lane change cases, you almost invariably have a liability fight on your hands. Defense counsel in this case, probably wisely, admitted responsibility. Why is this wise? Defense counsel often admits liability because they know if they fight and lose there is real credibility lost on the scope of the injuries battle. By admitting fault, the defendant seems more credible and honest than if they fight on liability and lose. Continue reading