Defense Verdict Obtained In Recent Trial

On May 17, 2018, Brett R. Bloch of our firm completed a four day trial defending H.A.T. Services Corporation against allegations that one of its trucks was involved in a rear end collision in Apopka, Florida which injured the Plaintiff.


In his lawsuit, Jeb Bachman alleged that he was slowing down for a yellow light at an intersection on a rainy day when his vehicle was impacted by our client’s commercial ice cream delivery truck. The Plaintiff asserted that he sustained a concussion, traumatic brain injury, traumatic disc herniation at the C5-C6 level which required a laminectomy and related soft tissue injuries. The Plaintiff further claimed that he continued to suffer permanent dizziness, neck pain and headaches as a result of the collision.


Although liability was conceded due to the nature of the collision, we argued that the Plaintiff did not evidence the required clinical elements of a concussion and that all of his neurological tests yielded normal results. We also asserted that his spine surgery occurred three and one-half years after the collision and was necessitated by an intervening injury as well as a degenerative condition. In closing arguments, the Plaintiff requested a $1,017,059 damage award.


After a four hour deliberation period, the jury rendered a defense verdict.


Jeb Bachman v. H.A.T. Services Corporation., case no. 2015-CA-009291-0, venued in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida. Hon. Heather L. Higbee presiding.


If you have any questions or would like further information as to how we can assist you, please contact Gary R. Shendell at or Brett R. Bloch  at

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