Personal Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury - Jury Trial - Felepe Hontiveros v. Kristy Williams, et. al., Suit No. 2012-6184.
In 2015, Mr. Keller and Mr. Kerrigan represented a corporate defendant, its excess insurer and its employee in a claim involving an auto accident. The case involved serious injuries including a traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff’s medical expenses totaled approximately $300,000. After admitting responsibility for the accident, the case went to trial on damages in May 2015. Plaintiffs hired Tony Clayton and Michael Fruge to try their case in Orleans Parish. Mr. Keller was first chair trial counsel, and he was solely responsible for the examination of all expert witnesses, including neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, life care planners and economists. After seven days, plaintiffs asked the jury for close to $21,000,000 in total damages. After deliberating just three hours, the jury returned a verdict of just $2,700,000. Mr. Keller’s client did not have to pay any amount of this award because its coverage was not triggered until $5M. Felepe Hontiveros v. Kristy Williams, et. al., Suit No. 2012-6184. Honorable Piper Griffin, Orleans Parish Civil District Court.