Pedestrian struck by run-away fishing boat trailer: $425,000 verdict
The client was walking with her husband in Leelanau County when an approaching vehicle’s small fishing boat trailer broke loose and struck her hip. The defendant argued that the client’s injuries were not serious because she suffered no wage loss (she was retired) and she healed within a few months. The key to this case was telling the story of the client’s life – she and her husband retired, and were enjoying life to the fullest when this incident befell them. Even though there was no wage loss, it had a big impact on their life.