Judge Sides with Plaintiff in Personal Injury Case Appeal
One woman was recently denied compensation after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Fortunately, an Appeals Court believed otherwise. The crash left her with permanent injuries to her neck and back. She did have pre-existing conditions, which the accident only exacerbated.
During the trial, a physician who had not seen or treated the victim gave testimony indicating that she was only looking for compensation. It was his belief, based on guidelines from the AMA, that her injuries were not new. He also indicated that he believed she should have been tested for a personality disorder.
The attorney on the case moved to have the doctor’s testimony removed, but the judge allowed it to stand. It was the Appeals Court’s opinion that the doctor’s testimony was irrelevant, and the case was sent back to the judge.
There’s no denying that it can be difficult to win your case when you file a personal injury claim. This is why you need the help of experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys. It’s difficult to say whether or not the attorney argued that the doctor’s testimony should be stricken from the record. However, a good attorney would insist upon it, and cross examination would at least poke holes in it.
If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, having solid St. Louis personal injury attorneys on your side is critical. We can help you. Please contact us immediately.