Defense Verdict at Trial – Sellars

June 2017

Sellars v. Wray, Civil Action 2016CV30509, Denver District Court.  This matter involved a February 14, 2013 automobile accident. Plaintiff alleged negligence, negligence per se and sought damages for property damage, physical injuries, permanent impairment, medical expenses, lost earnings, other economic losses, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental and emotional distress. However, the jury agreed with Heather Hackett and rejected plaintiff’s claims.  As a result, the jury returned a defense verdict.

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