Klingelhoets v. Charlton-Perrin

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 112412
Decision Date: 
January 10, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 4th Div.
Justice: 
FITZGERALD SMITH
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Jury verdict for $713,601 for Plaintiff for injuries, including head injury, when she was struck by SUV while walking in crosswalk. Court did not err in allowing jury to hear testimony that Plaintiff did not continue with physical therapy treatment because of its cost. No denial of right to fair trial in court allowing Plaintiff to comment, in opening statement and closing argument, that Defendant's retained expert physician was "a hired witness" and "has made a career out of" this. Comments did not cause substantial prejudice, as they were supported by facts in evidence. (LAVIN and EPSTEIN, concurring.)