Hollier v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co.

Summary

Hollier v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., 799 So.2d 793 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2001,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

15th Judicial District (Lafayette)

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

eye cut; chest laceration and bruising; low rib bruising; knee strain/sprain; low back strain/sprain; residual pain; significant weight gain

Tissue :

soft Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

< 6 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

soft Tissue

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$20,000

Past Medicals :

$4,255

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$20,000

Total :

$44,255

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Man involved in a head on car accident with an intoxicated driver sustained injuries of laceration and bruising of the chest, low ribs, one elbow and knee as well as laceration above his eye, sprain/strain over the chest, left knee, low back, shoulder and minor strains of the elbow.

Award Reason :

Trial court awarded $7,000 in general damages,$4,255 in medical expenses and $5,000 in exemplary damages. Appellate court increased award of general damages to $20,000 and exemplary damage to $10,000.