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Joe Guyette Secures Trial Victory on Behalf of Insurer Client

Posted on March 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Joseph Guyette

Champaign, IL (March 1, 2023) - Heyl Royster Attorney Joe Guyette recently secured a tremendous result on behalf of a Country Companies insured. The matter arose from a case alleging our client ran a red light, causing an intersection collision. Following the incident, the Plaintiff demanded $500,000 to settle the case after declining a $375,000 offer.

At trial, Plaintiff alleged that she suffered a knee injury that eventually required total knee replacement surgery. Joe Guyette argued and disputed whether the Plaintiff's knee replacement was causally related to the accident.

Prior to jury deliberations, Plaintiff requested a $537,000 settlement. After consideration and evidence review, the jury came back with a verdict of $39,300.18.

Licensed in Illinois and Indiana, Joe Guyette handles cases from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal aggressively and efficiently. He concentrates his practice on defending workers' compensation, trucking, premises liability, and motor vehicle claims. As a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional, he regularly counsels clients regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and strategies for resolving claims while limiting potential Medicare liability. To see Joe's full bio, please visit: https://secure.heylroyster.com/attorneys/details.cfm?pageID=4&attorneyID=50

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