Cuyahoga County Jury returned a $635,000 verdict (reduced by 35% comparative negligence) after a five day trial against a material hauling trucking company whose driver clipped the plaintiff’s shoulder while attempting to enter the construction zone. The trucking company claimed plaintiff who was flagging traffic when he was hit should have moved out of the way. Plaintiff suffered reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS) and lost most of the use of his injured arm.
A client was awarded $209,700 from the Industrial Commission of Ohio because he suffered from a “functional” loss of use of the left upper extremity. The Commission found that the client’s testimony about the level of pain and inability to effectively use his arm and fingers in activities of daily living was highly persuasive.