DETROIT, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed one of the largest ever personal injury jury verdicts in Michigan, $22.6 Million, in a unanimous opinion.
On March 3, 2011, Plaintiff Burt Holt inspected his trailer at the Container Port Group (CPG) on Fort Street in Detroit when he was struck by another truck driven by Defendant Amarild Ushe, who drove for Reliable Transportation Specialists. Holt was transported via EMS to Detroit Receiving Hospital and later transferred to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) where he remained inpatient for several months. Live testimony at trial from Holt's treating doctors overwhelmingly proved that he suffered a traumatic brain injury, severe depression and chronic pain syndrome; all of which are life long, chronic conditions which will worsen with age. He also endured four surgeries.
A three-week trial was held in Wayne County Circuit Court by the Honorable Kathleen MacDonald. On June 9, 2015, a unanimous jury awarded Holt, client of prominent trial attorney Ven Johnson of Johnson Law, $22.6 Million. The defendants appealed to the Michigan Court of Appeals (MCA) and argued that the jury verdict should be reversed and set aside. Johnson and Attorney Chris Desmond represented Mr. Holt on appeal. The MCA unanimously (3-0) upheld the jury's verdict, stating no significant errors occurred at trial necessitating reversal. This verdict is one of the highest personal injury verdicts ever affirmed by the MCA.
For further details about the case, see Burt Holtv. Amarild Ushe and Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc., No. 330076 Wayne county Circuit Court LC NO. 12-007202-NI
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