Morrison Mahoney Associate Brian Suslak obtained a defense verdict in the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court. The Plaintiff alleged that she required four months of chiropractic treatment following a low speed, low impact car accident in a restaurant parking lot. The Plaintiff did not begin her treatment until nearly three weeks after the accident, and admitted on cross-examination that she was in no pain and had no limitations whatsoever in the period between the accident and when she began treating. She also admitted that she had a history of lower back pain that predated the accident. Despite this history of lower back pain and the gap in treatment, the Plaintiff alleged that the four months of chiropractic treatment was related solely to the parking lot accident.
The jury deliberated for a little over an hour and returned a verdict finding our client at fault for the accident, but finding no causal relationship between the Plaintiff’s injuries and treatment and the accident.