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Williams v. State Farm, 20-CA-248 c/w 20-CA-249 (La.App. 5 Cir. 02/17/21), West reporter citation not yet available

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Trial Court:  40th JDC      Local Rules

Jury Trial

Parish: Saint John the Baptist
Judge: Snowdy, J. Sterling trial court judge
Judge: Wicker, Fredericka Homberg appellate opinion author
Judge: Gravois, Jude G.
Judge: Liljeberg, Hans J.
Jim S. Hall Plaintiff Counsel (Appellant)
Matthew B. Moreland Plaintiff Counsel (Appellant)
Jennifer L. Crose Plaintiff Counsel (Appellant)
Jeffrey Martin Landry Defense Counsel (Appellant)
Dennis J. Phayer Defense Counsel (Appellant)
Gregory Charles Fahrenholt Defense Counsel (Appellant)

Expert Witness
Richard Edward Sabatier, MD General surgeon Plaintiff Expert

Case Tags: MVA, Municipal/State/Public Liability, Medical Causation, Police/First Responder Liability, Expert witness, Evidence, Daubert, Quantum,

Damages Summary

Williams, James

General Damages: $2,900,000    (CPI inflation adjusted: $2,900,000)
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.

General damages capped at $500,000 pursuant to La. R.S. 13:5106(B)(1)

Primary Injury:

Itemized general damages
Past pain and suffering $200,000.00 CAP
Future pain and suffering $1,000,000.00 CAP
Past mental anguish $200,000.00 CAP
Future mental anguish $500,000.00 CAP
Past loss of enjoyment of life $200,000.00 CAP
Future loss of enjoyment of life $30,000.00 CAP
Disability $500,000.00 CAP
Special Damages
Past medical expenses $2,710.00
Past loss of earnings/earning capacity $0.00 Dismissed by trial judge on motion for directed verdict
Future loss of earnings/earning capacity $0.00 Dismissed by trial judge on motion for directed verdict

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