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Injured Driver's Credibility Sinks His Case, Results in Zero Award

A rear end motor vehicle accident occurs. One driver is injured and claims to have sustained neck injury. In the end, the jury awards zero dollars to the injured driver. In spite of appeals ultimately to the Illinois Supreme Court, the case appeared to turn simply on the injured driver's credibility. Once credibility is shattered, especially if it results from the inconsistent testimony of the plaintiff, a case is lost.
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