Senior Citizen Settles For $1 Million After Hotel Fall
Barnes believes that his going to St. Louis for the depositions, and Linke traveling to Connecticut for jury selection, showed the defense how serious they were about going forward with the case. "I got the impression [the defense] didn't think we'd go down [to St. Louis] and push this case forward," said Barnes.
Barnes said Linke was "thrilled" with the settlement. The attorney added that if Linke was younger, the amount would have been far higher. However, Barnes still thinks he would have done well at trial, despite his client's age. "It was a significant injury and she's a likeable woman," said Barnes. "I think the jury would've related to her."
Despite her short stay in New London during the bus tour, during the jury selection process Linke got to see the area more than she ever expected. In the end, she told Barnes that "New London is a lovely city."
"She refused to let her one bad experience sway her opinion of that," Barnes said.•