Defendant’s Appeal of $80,000 Damage Award Dismissed – Romanchych V. Vallianatos

Motor vehicle defendant's financial appeal dismissed

The Plaintiff was awarded $80,000 for loss of earning capacity by the trial judge due to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident which occurred on July 4, 2006.  The Plaintiff suffered neck and shoulder injuries with associated headaches, as well as some subsequent jaw pain.

The Plaintiff missed two days of work after the accident, however she had some difficulties at work because of ongoing pain.

The Plaintiff was ultimately awarded $80,000 for loss of earning capacity.  The court refused to set aside the judge’s findings, despite the fact that the judge did make a minor error in the evidence relating to the Plaintiff’s wage when she changed jobs.

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