Baldwin County

(1) SARAH KATHERINE GRATE vs. PATRICK J. COLLINS, Administrator ad Litem for the ESTATE OF JAMES RUSSELL HADLEY, and STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama)

County/Docket #/Judge: Baldwin / CV-2015-900510 / Jody W. Bishop

Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s): Lucy E. Tufts of Cunningham Bounds, LLC, Mobile, AL

Defendant(s) Attorney(s): Judson W. Wells, Sr., and Jonathan R. Maples of Carr Allison, Daphne, AL for Estate of James Russell Hadley/Patrick Collins; Steven P. Savarese, Jr., of Holtsford, Gilliland, et al., P.C., Daphne, AL for State Farm

Age/Sex/Occupation Of Plaintiff: n/a / F / n/a

Cause Of Injury: Negligence/Motor Vehicle Collision/Disputed Liability and Causation of Damages. On June 5, 2013, plaintiff Sarah Katherine Grate was involved in a motor vehicle collision with James Russell Hadley. Plaintiff filed a negligence action against Hadley and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, her uninsured underinsured motorist carrier, on May 4, 2015. After Hadley’s death, Patrick J. Collins, administrator ad litem of his estate, was substituted in Hadley’s place on Nov. 19, 2015.

Nature Of Injury: Personal injuries including deep surface rotator cuff tear; superior labral tear from anterior to posterior lesion; synovitis; tendonitis; bursitis; glenohumeral instability; two surgeries; pain and suffering.

Expert Witnesses: n/a

Verdict: $320,000 for Plaintiff on Sept. 13, 2016.