ANDREA JUAREZ VS. THOMAS ZIEGLER

The Court bases the Order After Hearing of this date upon the following Statement of Decision:

1. This personal injury action arose from an automobile accident which occurred on August 28, 2015. Plaintiff Andrea Juarez (“Plaintiff”) filed the Complaint against Defendant Thomas Ziegler (“Defendant”) on June 20, 2017. Defendant filed an Answer on November 01, 2017.

2. The case came on for trial on May 31, 2019. The jury entered a special verdict in favor of Plaintiff, finding that: (1) Defendant was negligent; (2) Defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing harm to Plaintiff; (3) Plaintiff shall recover total damages of $834,650.00; and (4) Plaintiff was not negligent. The Court entered judgment after the special verdict on June 28, 2019.

3. On July 22, 2019, Defendant filed the instant motion for new trial or in the alternative remittitur. Plaintiff filed opposition on August 01, 2019. Defendant filed a reply to the oppositi........