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Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Accident

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Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Accident

August 01, 2010

Brian W. McElhenny obtained a defense verdict in a motor vehicle accident matter in Suffolk County Supreme Court. The plaintiff, a 33-year-old emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter, was on her way back to the firehouse when the collision occurred. The intersection was controlled by a stop sign. Plaintiff testified she stopped and claimed that the defendant’s vehicle was speeding and did not have its headlights on. Defendant argued that plaintiff failed to yield the right of way before entering the intersection. The jury rendered a defense verdict after 15 minutes of deliberation.