Phila. Jury Finds Passenger Sustained Serious Injuries
Hall v. Irving $100,000 Verdict
Date of Verdict:\Jan. 29.
Court and Case No.: C.P. Philadelphia No. 121100220.
Judge: Jacqueline F. Allen.
Type of Action: Motor vehicle.
Injuries: Soft tissue in back and neck; herniated and bulging discs.
Plaintiffs Counsel: Marc I. Simon, Matthew J. Zamites, Michael J. Soska Jr., Joshua A. Rosen, Alexander M. Kroupa and Andrew Van Wagner, Simon & Simon, Philadelphia.
Defense Counsel: James T. Moughan, Marc B. Bailkin, Britt, Hankins & Moughan, Philadelphia, for State Farm; Barak Kassutto, Law Office of Gerald Pomerantz, Philadelphia, for Bernard Irving.
Plaintiffs Experts: Dr. Monica J. Cash, chiropractor, Wynnewood, Pa.; Dr. Geoffrey W. Temple, osteopath, Philadelphia.
Defense Expert: Dr. Joseph R. Verna, chiropractor, Exton, Pa.
Comment: According to the retrial memorandum of plaintiff Elsie Hall, in September 2011, she was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband, Hayden Hall, along Broad Street in Philadelphia. Elsie Hall was 68 at the time. As the vehicle attempted to turn left onto Stenton Avenue, a vehicle owned and operated by Bernard Irving exited a gas station in an attempt to cross traffic, the plaintiff's memo said. The Irving vehicle collided with the front passenger side of the vehicle carrying the Halls. Elsie Hall allegedly sustained back and neck injuries.