Attorney Ben Erickson recently obtained a favorable jury verdict on behalf of his client. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Des Moines. Although Erickson’s client admitted he was negligent in causing the accident, the parties disputed the nature and extent of the Plaintiff’s injuries. On September 26, 2022, the case proceeded to trial. Plaintiff asked the jury for approximately $270,000.00 in damages, including over $30,000.00 in past medical expenses. After deliberating for almost seven hours, the jury returned a favorable verdict, awarding only $51,000.00 in total damages. The total damages awarded were nearly identical to the amount Erickson’s client had offered to settle the matter before trial.
Dang v. Lehman, Polk County Case No. LACL149884