Following a four-day trial, a Judge rendered a $5.4 million verdict against the United States Government in favor of motorcyclist John B. Hendrickson, whose severe injuries due to a serious collision with an on-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent resulted in a leg amputation. CaseyGerry’s Robert J. Francavilla and Angela Jae Chun represented Hendrickson in the personal injury action. This was a zero offer case heading into trial –the government denied responsibility for Hendrickson’s injuries and would not engage in settlement negotiations. Based on the evidence, the Judge determined that the agent was a major cause of the collision, as he was operating his vehicle at a speed too fast for the conditions and failed to yield the right of way.
Verdict: $5.4 million