Christopher P. Malone and Rachel B. Beauchamp Deliver Defense Verdict After 4 Day Jury Trial
Shareholder Christopher P. Malone and Sr. Associate Rachel B. Beauchamp were pleased to achieve a defense verdict for their client after a four day jury trial in Hennepin County, MN. The personal injury trial centered on a semi-tractor and pedestrian accident, including defense of the claimed liability, which involved testimony from an accident reconstructionist and toxicologist. The trial also involved a claimed traumatic brain injury, and significant orthopedic leg injury requiring multiple surgeries – three separate doctors testified regarding the nature and scope of Plaintiff’s claimed injuries. The parties stipulated to past medical expense damages of $145,0000. Plaintiff asked the jury to award between 3.5 and 4.5 million dollars for Plaintiff’s claimed permanent injuries and lifestyle changes. The jury awarded both a complete defense verdict on liability and, for damages, awarded no future damages and only $50,000 in past pain and suffering.
Mr. Malone and Ms. Beauchamp practice in all areas of civil litigation defense and have significant experience in the specialized field of commercial trucking defense.