Lowe Scott Fisher Attorneys Receive Jury Award of $587,000 in Personal Injury Case

February 27, 2014

Trial attorneys Ryan Fisher and Greg Scott of Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA obtained a jury verdict for a personal injury case in the amount of $587,000 (less 30% for comparative negligence) for their client Eric Payne who suffered serious injuries when he was clipped by a passing construction vehicle while flagging traffic near a construction site.

The case began in 2005 when Payne, an employee of Perk Construction, was directing traffic around the Rockside Road construction project in Independence, Ohio. Payne was hit on the left shoulder by a protrusion from a construction truck owned and operated by Defendant Bencin Material Hauling Inc. The accident caused Payne to develop reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and resulted in the loss of use of his left arm. Following the incident, the insurance carrier for the driver of the construction truck insisted that the accident was caused by Payne’s own negligence.

Lowe Scott Fisher, a recognized leader in the areas of products liability, personal injury and medical malpractice, was called to represent Payne’s personal injury case and fought the insurance carrier in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for the next five years.

“All the lawyers at our firm are litigation specialists with more than 100 years in combined trial experience,” explained partner and lead counsel Ryan Fisher. “We had the expertise and resources to hire the experts needed to properly present Payne’s personal injury case to the jury and get the justice he so deserved.”

Fisher and Scott hired experts from all over the U.S. to offer insight and opinions regarding the cause and nature of the victim’s injuries. An engineer and an economist, as well as several physicians and surgeons all testified on behalf of Payne. Following a five-day jury trial before Judge Thomas Pokorny in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, the jury agreed with the arguments from Fisher and Scott and returned a verdict in favor of their client.

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