By Angela Leone
It’s time for us to brag a little bit! VerdictSearch recently released their list of Top Settlements & Verdicts of 2019 and Messa & Associates is named TWICE on their list of Top Pennsylvania verdicts!
Philadelphia personal injury attorneys Brett M. Furber and Ramon A. Arreola secured a $12.9M verdict on behalf of the pedestrian victim of a motor vehicle collision in January 2019. That verdict was named the HIGHEST motor vehicle verdict in Pennsylvania last year. That same verdict was also named the seventh-highest verdict in Pennsylvania overall in 2019.
The case was brought against the Philadelphia Joint Board Workers’ Union (PJB) in Philadelphia County. The victim, Keith Spencer, was run down by a union-owned SUV being operated by a drunk, unlicensed driver who was given access to the vehicle by a union employee. Attorneys Furber and Arreola argued that PJB failed to implement and enforce an adequate vehicle policy, including proper background checks and vehicle lending policies.
Tragically, as a result of the collision, Mr. Spencer suffered grave injuries that left him unable to care for himself. In addition to providing funds to cover past medical expenses, the verdict provided Mr. Spencer $7.3M for future medical expenses and $5M for pain and suffering.
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