Verdict Just In: Connie Charters and Alyce Sweaza vs. Leah Jenke and GEICO Teleseminar


Verdict just in: Connie Charters and Alyce Sweaza vs. Leah Jenke and GEICO teleseminar

Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1.0 CLE Credit

This case arose from a simple rear-end collision at Paseo del Norte and San Pedro in Albuquerque on January 24, 2014.  The plaintiffs, Connie and Alyce, were stopped in their Chevy Avalanche when they were rear-ended by a Saturn.  The bulk of the collision was absorbed by the truck trailer’s hitch.  Connie and Alyce are sisters, in their late 60s and are both retired.  After the crash, they each saw their primary care doctor who referred them to physical therapy, massage, or chiropractic.  Connie did chiropractic treatment in 2014 only with a total amount of $3,033.00 in medical bills.  Alyce did massage in 2014 only with a total amount of $4,059.00 in medical bills.

Doug Compton defended the case for GEICO.  In April 2017, Vic Titus tried the case to a jury in San Juan County.  The jury returned a verdict of $50,000.00 for each plaintiff.  In addition, double-costs were also awarded as the plaintiffs had filed an offer of settlement after the failed mediation for $19,999.00 for each plaintiff.

Join us to learn how various issues were addressed at trial, including defendant’s hiring of a biomechanical expert and Dr. Bonney, and addressing the issues of relatively minor property damage and soft tissue injuries with chiropractic and massage treatment.

Presenter: Victor A. Titus, Esq.
Moderator: Dusti Harvey, Esq.

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Requests for refunds received after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 6/14/2017 cannot be honored but a substitute member may attend.



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