Denetrius Bryant Vs. Direct General Insurance Company

Jay Adams recently obtained a zero trial verdict on an issue of contested liability in an automobile accident case. As the defendant crested a hill on a rural highway, he was confronted by plaintiff's vehicle stopped directly in front of him and a second vehicle, driven by plaintiff's husband, had stopped in the oncoming lane. The Court found that even though defendant admitted he was traveling between 65-70 mph in a 55 mph zone, his speed was not a substantial factor in the accident, as the evidence established that the accident was unavoidable due to the fault of plaintiff and her husband, even if the defendant had been traveling at 55 mph.

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