Hector Rojas of Morgan & Morgan recently secured a $19 million verdict out of Gwinnett County for the family of a 76-year-old man who was killed in a car accident after the defendant ran a red light and hit him.

Rojas said this case is notable because the evidence was so one-sided that, throughout the course of the three-day trial, the defense, represented by Matthew Barr of Hawkins Parnell & Young, dropped its liability defense on day one, then its causation challenge and ultimately only argued how much the party would owe in damages. However, Rojas also noted that admitting fault likely made the jurors less harsh on the defense when they ultimately rendered their verdict after three hours of deliberation.

A headshot of Hector Rojas. Hector Rojas of Morgan & Morgan. (Courtesy photo)

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