The gravity of injuries is often only appreciated by the injured person or their family. Real life pain and suffering is often only understood by the person suffering it.
Last week a local Chicago jury, recognized what a plaintiff had to endure when it awarded $148 million dollars. Jury instructions which are given by the judge to the jury, outline the elements of damages the jury is entitled to recover. Another local Chicago attorney did a wonderful job.
While some may think that a verdict at this level is excessive, and it is unusual, it proves that everyday people can relate to and understand the pain and suffering of others with seasoned and talented trial representation.