Published: August 28, 2017
Indiana Case Highlight: Jury awards $6.1 million to victims of automobile accident in Grant County jury trial.
This case arose as a result of a car collision in which two teens were injured. Karen L. Roush was the driver of a 2005 Mercury Monterey which was alleged to have crossed center line at a high rate of speed injuring the two teens in the other vehicle. As a part of the case Roush had filed a products liability claim against Ford alleging that the accelerator had stuck on her vehicle.
Roush was ultimately held 100% responsible for the accident and the jury awarded $3.1 million to each of the teens. The only settlements which were offered prior to the jury trial were in the range of $200,000 to $600,000. This is a perfect example of how insurance companies may handle claims and try to minimize their payout. Many insurance companies try to minimize any amounts they will pay out on the insurance claims. These companies are even more likely to implement these practices where the plaintiff is not represented by an attorney or when the injuries are very serious. This is why it is important to consult with an attorney.
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A more detailed accounting of the case can be found at Indiana Lawyer.