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Cutt, Kendell & Olson Obtains $614k Verdict for 72-Year-Old Man Injured in a Car Accident


(Press Release) Salt Lake City, April 28, 2016 – Cutt, Kendell & Olson announced a unanimous jury verdict on April 22, 2016 in favor of its client in the case of Yates v. Edmonds, heard before the Third Judicial District Court of Salt Lake County, Utah.

The plaintiff, Michael Yates, was awarded $613,924, an amount that includes all of the past and future medical expenses and lost wages claimed by Mr. Yates, as well as an additional compensation for general damages of $350K. The verdict was reached following a four-hour jury deliberation and a four-day trial where the defendant contested both liability and damages. The jury found the defendant 100% at fault.

Mr. Yates, who suffered his injuries due to a car accident caused by a negligent driver, was represented by Cutt, Kendell & Olson attorney Jordan P. Kendell.

“We were privileged to represent Mr. Yates, a hardworking man whose quality of life was dramatically impaired by this incident,” said Mr. Kendell. “As is our customary approach, we went through a thorough, empirically-based review of all the facts of the case, and from that we were able to secure a just verdict for him, one that will enable him to move forward with dignity.”

Founded in 2000, Cutt, Kendell & Olson is Utah’s leading plaintiff personal injury law firm. More than 400 lawyers have chosen to co-counsel with us based on our attorneys’ extensive experience with very complex high-value cases involving wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury, medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, ski accidents and other life-changing consequences. The core of our mission is to provide dedicated and determined advocacy for, and top-notch service to, our clients.

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