Obtained a jury verdict that exceeded the driver’s insurance policy limits by $70,000.00 for a woman who suffered a herniated lumbar disc in a motor vehicle accident. She never had the disc repaired because of a strong but understandable fear of back surgery. The insurance carrier denied that the disc herniation was caused by the low impact car accident and offered only $6.000.00 in settlement. Mr. Hughes was able to discredit the insurance company’s medical expert witness by using the doctor’s deposition testimony in other cases during cross-examination. He was able to expose the expert’s bias by showing that in almost identical fact patterns, the expert’s testimony differed based on whether he was testifying as an expert hired by the insurance company or whether he was testifying as a treating physician regarding his own patients. The insurance company ultimately paid the full verdict rather than expose the defendant to garnishment proceedings.

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