Jan 1, 1900
Baker Sterchi Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict on Behalf of Trucking Client
Baker Sterchi defended client Swift Transportation Company at trial in a case where a Swift tractor-trailer allegedly turned left in front of a motorcycle at an uncontrolled intersection on a four-lane highway. Plaintiff claimed a brain injury in the form of post concussive syndrome, a knee injury, neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Prior to trial, plaintiff demanded over half a million dollars. At trial, plaintiffs asked the jury for three-quarters of a million dollars. The jury awarded plaintiff $125,000 and only assessed defendants 10% of the fault. Defendants’ net financial responsibility was $12,500.