Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Successfully Defends Multimillion-Dollar Tort Claim at Missouri State Court Trial
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys successfully defended a client against a multimillion-dollar tort claim in Missouri State Court. The case involved a negligence claim with regard to a construction site accident, where plaintiff suffered a broken back and crushed ankle. Plaintiff’s lowest settlement demand prior to trial was $1,000,000. At trial, plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $3,000,000 or more. Plaintiff presented three experts at trial. Defendant presented no experts, but relied on plaintiff’s medical records to support the defense position. After a hard fought trial, the jury returned a defense verdict finding no negligence on the part of our client.