Carr Allison attorneys Cindy Massion and Kyle Weaver of our Tallahassee (FL) office obtained a favorable result in a Leon County (FL) jury trial. The case involved a rejected tender. Liability for the accident was admitted, so the only questions for the jury were limited to whether the plaintiff’s back surgery was caused by the accident, and if so, what amount of damages to award. There were several difficult facts for the defense, including the fact every physician in the case, including the physician retained by the defendants, gave testimony the back surgery was related to the accident. In closing, the plaintiff’s attorney asked for nearly $1.5 million in damages, despite the plaintiff’s gross past medical expenses of approximately $45,000. The jury returned an award for a little less than 10% of what was sought, and after reductions for collateral sources, the judgment entered was approximately $100,000.