• Joe Cardile Wins a Defense Verdict for a UM/UIM Carrier in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City.
  • October 4, 2018 | Author: S. Joseph Cardile
  • Law Firm: Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP - Baltimore Office
  • Following a one-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Joe Cardile won a defense verdict in a phantom vehicle case. Mr. Cardile represented the UM/UIM carrier for a vehicle in which both Plaintiffs were occupants. Plaintiffs alleged that their vehicle was struck from behind by a truck driven by a Co-Defendant. It was further alleged that prior to the collision, a phantom vehicle cut off Plaintiffs and caused Plaintiff driver to brake suddenly, resulting in injuries due to the rear-end impact from the Co-Defendant’s vehicle. Mr. Cardile successfully argued at trial that Plaintiffs had failed to establish the alleged phantom vehicle was negligent. A Baltimore City Jury returned a verdict that the phantom vehicle was not negligent and that the vehicle that rear-ended the Plaintiffs was negligent. As a result, the insurance company’s UM/UIM policy did not apply.