|Clarence Crowe, my happy and vindicated Client|
|Satellite view of Marathon in Mulberry, IN|
Despite heavy exhorting by Mr. Rivera, of Ken Nunn Law, to the jury, to "do the right thing" and to send Clarence a message that he was "wrong"; the down to earth, common sense-based, Clinton County jurors saw through the charade and listened to the cold hard facts, interpreting them in conjunction with the law in Indiana. The law does not say, when you are a pedestrian, you get to walk wherever you want or do whatever you want and not pay attention. Rather, a pedestrian has a duty of care. That duty of care is the same as that of a driver, to act with reasonable care. While Clarence and I expressed our sympathy for Mr. Baker's left knee injury, we maintained that Baker had the majority of fault in this accident. The jury agreed, assigning 75% fault to Baker. Baker made no recovery, and Clarence was able to go home and get a good night's sleep with no more concerns of a verdict hanging over his head.