UPDATE: Crash Case Involving Alleged Brake Failure Settles Days Before Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 17, 2020 1:16:43 PM


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1/18/20 Update: Parties settled the case. Terms of the resolution were not immediately available.

Decatur, GA— Trial is set to begin next week over a two-car crash that a Georgia man says left him with  long-term neck and back injuries. Simon v. Chever, 17A64552.   

According to court documents, Gloria Chever rear-ended Cassiusuis Simon in September 2016 as the two were driving on Atlanta’s 17th Street. Simon contends the crash left him with severe injuries that required neck surgery as part of more than $400,000 in medical expenses alone. 

Chever claims a sudden, unexpected brake failure caused the crash, and Simon’s damages claim is unreasonable. 

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Simon claims the crash was caused by Chever’s inattentiveness, noting that she was cited after the crash for following too closely. And he maintains that if Chever’s brakes had failed, she would have known they were gradually deteriorating well before the wreck.

Simon is represented by Fried Goldberg’s Michael Goldberg and Parker Green. Chever is represented by John Harris, Jr., of the Law Offices of Kenneth Sisco. 

Trial, before DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez, is expected to last three days, with jury selection beginning Tuesday.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Simon v. Chever