Rear-End Motor Vehicle Collision

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old in-home health care nurse making approximately $30,000 annually. She was a single mother of two young children. Defendant contended that plaintiff's neck condition pre-existed the subject accident and that the low back condition was unrelated. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiff, awarding a total sum of $4.6 million. Defendant had offered $250,000 prior to trial. Plaintiff was entitled to $700,000 in interest and costs because she beat her previous offer to settle on the matter. This is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict in Napa County history.