Federal Judge Finds in Our Clients' Favor
Mrs. Terry received permanent neck injuries when a Secret Service Agent
and government employee rear-ended her during the course of his duties.
Steve Browning took the case, filed the required pre-suit notice and began
to prepare the case for trial.
The government, through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, vigorously defended the claim by focusing on our client’s pre-existing medical condition. The defense team required Mrs. Terry to endure a battery of exams with an orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, neuropsychologist and vocational rehabilitation specialist. They also hired a biomechanical engineer to testify that the force of the collision was not sufficient to cause Mrs. Terry’s injuries.
Working with Mrs Terry’s treating doctors and a network of other experts, Steve gathered testimony that countered the defense’s barrage of negative evidence and proved causation of the injury. He presented his case in front of U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan who rendered a judgment in favor of our clients. “Judge Corrigan’s ruling awarding Julia and Ken Terry nearly $500,000 was fair and commensurate with the nature of the injuries sustained,” explained Steve Browning.