Jody Wright, et al. v Ashley Craig-Wilson, et al

Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Case No.: 13-CV-002611. This case arose from a stipulated negligence parking lot accident at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, Boardman, on April 14, 2012. Photographs taken of the vehicles indicated a heavy impact. Plaintiff Wright submitted medical “specials” of $21,142.50 with $20,313.30 after adjustment. Plaintiff’s experts, Drs. Grubb and Pinghero, offered diagnosis including cervical disc herniation and aggravation of pre-existing thoracic disc herniation. Plaintiff was self-employed as a home medical aide at the time of the subject motor vehicle accident, asserting a lost wage claim of $13,600. Defendant requested independent medical examination with Dr. James Brodell, who offered the opinion the plaintiff sustained soft tissue strain of the neck and back. A pretrial offer of $15,000 was made. Following a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff awarding $16,604. (June 4, 2015)