Robert Lee et. al. v. Karin Haas, et. al.,

Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Case No. CV-15-850885. In April 2012, defendant Haas in the operation of her vehicle failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, colliding with the rear of a vehicle operated by plaintiff Lee. The impact resulted in about $6,000 damage to plaintiff’s vehicle. Negligence was stipulated, and the case proceeded to jury trial on May 23, 2016 on the issues of proximate cause and damages. Plaintiff submitted medical “specials” of $48,999.85 with an RVB amount “accepted for payment” of $19,711.78. Primary claimed injury was torn right rotator cuff, resulting in surgery in November 2014. While defendant acknowledged the plaintiff was injured, she denied the right rotator cuff injury was related to the accident based on the absence of any complaints for a period of months following the accident. After deliberating for two hours, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $3,512. (May 25, 2016)