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Jury Awards Sacramento Woman $680,000 for Auto Accident Caused by Distracted Driving

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013

On August 28, 2013, a Sacramento jury (California Superior Court, County of Sacramento, Amy Caldwell v. Ashleigh Hughes, et al. 34-2009-00064793) awarded $680,000 to a woman seriously injured in a car collision caused by a driver allegedly distracted with a text message. The plaintiff was represented by experienced auto accident attorneys, John Demas, of Demas Law Group and Eric Ratinoff of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP.

According to court documents, the insurance company for the car’s driver offered $300,000 to settle the case. However, plaintiff's attorneys Demas and Ratinoff demanded $500,000 based on their client's medical expenses, loss of wages, and need for future surgery and medical treatment. Based on the evidence presented at trial, the jury ultimately sided with the plaintiff, exceeding their demand with a verdict of $680,000 plus costs and interest, including all past medical expenses, $77,000 in past wage loss and $316,000 in future damages. With costs and interest, the total awarded to the plaintiff is approximately $930,000.

Plaintiff's attorney John Demas attributed the victory to their outstanding legal team. “It was a true team effort and there is no way we would have gotten the same result without Eric and I working together on the case,” he stated. "Our client persevered through substantial loss and injury, and in the end she was awarded more than twice what the defense originally offered. We are very pleased to know that our client can move on with her life without having to worry about how to pay for future medical treatments arising from this unfortunate accident."

Attorney Eric Ratinoff agreed. “I always enjoy working with John Demas, because I know he is as dedicated to our client's needs as I am. From the start, John was committed to getting justice for our client, and I believe he accomplished just that.”

Attorneys John Demas and Eric Ratinoff represent plaintiffs injured by automobile and motorcycle accidents, insurance bad faith, brain and spinal cord injuries and product liability cases. They have a long record of proven results and an ability to devote substantial resources through lawsuits involving large corporations. Together, their firms have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for their clients and the classes they have represented.

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