NATURE OF CASE: Personal injury litigation resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
OUTCOME: Jury awarded $15,267,000. Case was tried at the downtown Los Angeles court; Judge Victor E. Chavez presided.
ATTORNEY: R. Rex Parris, Stephen K. McElroy, and Ashley N. Parris of the R. Rex Parris Law Firm, 963 West Avenue “J,” Lancaster, California, (661) 949- 2595, represented the plaintiff.
ATTORNEY COMMENT: “Serious injury cases involving young people who have no definite career paths are always difficult to present to a jury. The approach is particularly difficult in a case such as this, where the plaintiff’s injuries and disabilities are continuing to progress. Mr. Andersen did a tremendous amount of work and allowed us to present a simple and understandable analysis to the jury on loss of earning capacity for this young woman. He also took a very conservative approach which gave his analysis added credibility. We are obviously very pleased with the outcome, which included nearly five million dollars in future economic losses.”