Attorneys Rob Blank and Mike Forte Win Defense Verdict in St. Petersburg
10.16.18Attorneys Rob Blank and Mike Forte and paralegal Susan McClugage of the firm’s Tampa office obtained a defense verdict for their clients in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida in Jennifer Anderson v. Amy Schroth and Patricia Weimer. In a rear-end collision accident where negligence was not disputed, Plaintiff asked the jury to award between $1.6 million and 1.8 million in damages. Plaintiff underwent a two level lumbar discectomy surgery and a lumbar fusion which, along with Plaintiff’s other medical treatment, resulted in over a half million dollars in medical bills. Despite Plaintiff not having any preexisting lower back issues, the jury agreed with Blank and Forte that the low impact collision did not cause Plaintiff’s damages. The jury returned a verdict in Defendants’ favor on October 11, 2018. Blank and Forte will be pursuing their fees and costs from Plaintiff.