On April 28, 2023, a Salt Lake County jury returned a $360,000 verdict in Torres v. McNeil's Towing
, Case No. 180904474, Judge Diana Gibson.
Mr. Torres was injured in a three-car pileup when he was rear-ended by distracted employee of McNeil's Towing. It was alleged that he suffered a traumatic brain injury, herniated discs in his neck and back, and had a torn labrum in his shoulder that required surgery.
Liability was stipulated. The jury was asked to evaluate damages alone.
The jury awarded the following:
Past medical expenses - $60,000.00
General damages - $300,000.00
Plaintiff's was: Michael Giovaniello, M.D. (physical medicine and rehabilitation).
Defendant's experts were: Todd Fellars, M.D. (orthopedics), and Adam Schwebach, Ph.D (Neuropsychology).
Relevant documents are located here:
Docket - 0 - Torres v. McNeils - Docket
Complaint - 1 - Torres v. McNeils - Complaint, 06.26.18
Answer - 2 - Torres v. McNeils - Answer, 08.08.19
Stipulation regarding Liability - 3 - Torres v. McNeils - Defendant's Stip re Liability, 08.13.19
Plaintiff's Expert Disclosure - 4 - Torres v. McNeils - Pl's Expert Disclosure, 09.22.20
Defendant's Expert Disclosure - 5a - Torres v. McNeils - Def Expert Des & Discl, 11.22.21
Defendant's Supplemental Expert Disclosure - 5b - Torres v. McNeils - Def Suppl Expert Des & Discl, 12.30.21
Initial Jury Instructions - 9 - Torres v. McNeil - Initial Jury Instructions
Final Jury Instructions - 10 - Torres v. McNeil - Final Jury Instructions
Special Verdict Form - 11 - Torres v. McNeil - Special Verdict Form
Judgement (damages) - 12 - Torres v. McNeil - Judgment (damages)
Judgement (taxable costs) - 13 - Torres v. McNeil - Judgment (taxable costs)
Congratulations to plaintiff's counsel Ron Kramer and Joshua Fawson.Salt Lake Auto Accident Attorney Blog