Macdonald & Cody, LLP Obtain Defense Verdict in San Diego Leg Amputee Case
On November 10, 2022 Joseph Fitzgerald of Macdonald & Cody, LLP was able to obtain a defense verdict in a leg amputee case. Macdonald & Cody’s client was in the course and scope of his employment while delivering a pizza when he made a left turn into a complicated intersection and collided with a motorcyclist. The motorcycle driver required a below the knee amputation after 6 failed surgeries. A local home security camera was able to capture the accident, showing the motorcyclist rolling through a stop sign and into the intersection just before the accident. Further, medical records indicated that plaintiff had consumed alcohol on the night of the accident. Minutes before closing arguments, the defense made a settlement off of $3,000,000. It took the San Diego jury 90 minutes to return a defense verdict.