Michele Chiocca and Hunt Whitehead recently tried an automobile accident case to a City of Richmond jury. Allstate Insurance Company had offered $10,000.00 to settle the case. The client would have accepted $20,000.00 to settle the case. The client was rear-ended by another car. There was very little damage to the client’s vehicle. The person who hit her fled the scene without leaving any information. The client was forced to sue John Doe and make a claim against Allstate, her own insurance company. The client had a history of prior back problems, but claimed the accident made her back worse. She incurred around $12,000.00 in medical bills. Allstate refused to offer any more than $10,000.00 to settle because the damage to the car was so minor. The jury deliberated for 10 minutes and returned a verdict of $50,000.00, exactly what Ms. Chiocca asked for in her closing argument.
- Awarded: $50,000.00