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Hicks v. USAA General Ind. Co., 2019 CA 0552 (La.App. 1 Cir. 03/25/21), West reporter citation not yet available

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Trial Court:  18th JDC      Local Rules

Jury Trial

Parish: Pointe Coupee
Judge: Kimball, J. Kevin trial court judge
Judge: McClendon, Page dissent
Judge: Welch, Jewel E. 'Duke' appellate opinion author
Judge: Theriot, Mitchell R.
Judge: Holdridge, Guy dissent
Judge: Wolfe, Elizabeth P.
Brent E. Kinchen Defense Counsel (Appellant)
William Compton Helm Defense Counsel (Appellant)
Stephen Finley Butterfield Defense Counsel (Appellant)
Patrick W. Pendley Plaintiff Counsel
Stanley Paul Baudin Plaintiff Counsel
Nicholas Ryan Rockforte Plaintiff Counsel
Evan P. Fontenot Plaintiff Counsel
Richard Joseph Ward , III Plaintiff Counsel

Expert Witnesses
Jason Edward Smith, MD Orthopedic Surgeon Plaintiff Expert
Jorge Isaza, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Plaintiff Expert
Christopher Chambliss Harrod, MD Orthopedic surgeon Defense Expert
Robert Murray Branstetter, III, MD Diagnostic Radiologist Defense Expert
Stephanie Chalfin Vocational rehabilitation Plaintiff Expert
G. Randolph Rice, Ph.D Forensic accountant Plaintiff Expert
Larry S. Stokes, Ph.D Vocational rehabilitation and life care planning Defense Expert
Dan M. Cliffe, CPA Forensic accountant/economist Defense Expert

Case Tags: MVA, Quantum,

Damages Summary

Hicks, Ronald

General Damages: $710,000    (CPI inflation adjusted: $710,000)
CPI adjustments calculated using U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index values for case/judgment date and the most recent update.

Primary Injuries:

Itemized general damages
Pain and suffering $300,000.00
Mental anguish $300,000.00
Loss of enjoyment of life $55,000.00
Disability $55,000.00
Special Damages
Past medical expenses $1,101,410.00
Future medical expenses $285,000.00
Past loss of earnings/earning capacity $365,000.00
Future loss of earnings/earning capacity $156,000.00

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Hicks v. USAA General Ind. Co.