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Jaffa Ann Winick was rear-ended three separate times in her early 20s. She had started out as a teacher, and loved to swim and ski.

As a result of the accidents, she developed chronic pain, injury to her wrist, stress and low mood, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Ongoing injuries continued to threaten her blossoming teaching career and active lifestyle.

She struggled through her practicum and doubted it would ever be possible to work full-time.

Krista Simon and Kaitlin Pierce took Winick’s case to court where medical experts, treatment providers, friends, family members and co-workers testified on her behalf.

At the end of the proceedings, Winick was awarded in excess of $500,000.

  • general damages for pain and suffering
  • past loss of earnings
  • future loss of opportunity to earn income
  • future cost of care
  • loss of housekeeping capacity
  • special damages for out-of-pocket expenses

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