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July 2011

July 2011 – Denis Wiggins defended a large, local paving company in a jury trial in Jefferson County, Kentucky in July of 2011. The plaintiff was hit in the rear by the paving company’s large truck. He alleged a severe, shoulder injury and permanent disability after the accident in February 2009. Prior to trial, Plaintiff claimed damages of over $713,000. Plaintiff’s last settlement demand was $400,000. After the evidence concluded, the plaintiff reduced his total claimed damages to just over $380,000. The jury awarded total damages in the amount of $32,579.70, minus 10% comparative fault and a set-off of $10,000 for personal injury protection benefits paid. Plaintiff’s total recovery was $19,321.73, which was a mere fraction of his claimed damages, despite being rear-ended.

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