$3,300,000,00 Jury Verdict ― Motorcycle Accident Fatality
On Friday, March 10th, 2017, we finished a week-long jury trial in the case of a 19-year-old North Fort Myers man whose life was instantly snuffed out in a horrific motorcycle crash. As in a large number of motorcycle crashes, a car attempted to make a left-hand turn directly into the motorcyclist's path, violating his right of way.
The result was catastrophic.
We, as well as the jury, understand that no amount of money will bring back this loving son back to his father. But when someone's negligent actions cause the death of an innocent person, our legislature has determined that the way juries are to assign blame and compensate the pain and suffering of a grieving parent is to award a money verdict.
All of the attorneys at Goldberg Noone Abraham, worked tirelessly for over three years representing this client. Justice takes time, perseverance and tenacity. And our years of effort paid off when, after a week-long trial, a jury found the defendant driver responsible for her negligence and found that a grieving father's pain and suffering amounted to $3.3 million dollars in past and future damages. That amount will be reduced due to the jury finding that Mr. Simpkins was also partially at fault.