St. Francois County Car Accident
Posted on April 15th, 2007 by Zane Cagle
POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff was rear-ended by the Defendant near Bonne Terre, Missouri. Plaintiff alleged back injuries, including disc ruptures at L3-L4; L4-L5; and L5-S1; anxiety; and depression as a result of the car crash. In addition, Plaintiff claimed past and future loss wages as a result of the car crash.
Plaintiff alleged Defendant was negligent in rear-ending Plaintiff’s car; driving too close to Plaintiff’s car; and operating the car at an excessive speed immediately prior to the crash. The Defendant’s insurance carrier alleged that Plaintiff was negligent and contributed to the crash by stopping his car suddenly immediately prior to the crash. Also, Defendant’s insurance company alleged that because of the minimal damage to the cars Plaintiff’s back injuries could not have been caused by the crash. Prior to trial, however, the Defendant’s insurance company agreed to pay Plaintiff its policy limits.