Rissman Trial Results

  • George Smith v. Direct H, LLC
    Congratulations Derek Bush and Skylar Stewart for obtaining a defense verdict in George Smith v. Direct H, LLC; Vincent Stanley & Direct Automotive Management, Inc. d/b/a Kuhn Honda and Kuhn Volkswagen for Sentry Insurance. This was a motor vehicle vs. bicycle accident in which Plaintiff claimed injuries to his neck, lower back, both shoulders, both knees, and both wrists. Plaintiff treated for over five years, underwent two surgeries and had recommendations for four future surgical procedures. Additionally, Plaintiff brought a claim for lost wages and earning capacity.  Plaintiff boarded past medical expenses of approximately $150,000 and claimed future medical expenses in excess of $300,000. Additionally, Plaintiff sought past and future pain and suffering and lost future wages exceeding $400,000. One week prior to trial, the Plaintiff made a “final demand” of $375,000. The defense offered $225,000.  The trial lasted 4 days.  The jury deliberated for 61 minutes and returned a defense verdict.  
    Verdict Date: April 11, 2019
    Rissman Attorney: Derek J. Bush Skylar D. Stewart