$645K Truck Crash Settlement-Confidential
Posted on July 26th, 2005 by Zane Cagle
$645,000.00 TRASH TRUCK SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff alleged while traveling on MO HWY 100 (Manchester Road) in St. Louis County, Missouri; a trash truck being operated by the Defendant’s employee switched lanes improperly crashing into his car.
Defendant’s employee and driver of the trash truck denied crashing into Plaintiff’s car. Thus, Defendant denied liability relating to the crash based upon the truck driver’s testimony.
Plaintiff alleged injuries to his back and neck as a result of the crash with the truck. Plaintiff was forced to undergo surgery to correct injuries to his cervical discs which he claimed resulted from the crash. Prior to trial, Plaintiff’s treating physician testified that he would need additional medical every treatment yearly for the remainder of his life. Therefore, Plaintiff sought compensation for past medical treatment received and for medical treatment he would need in the future as a result of the truck crash.
Plaintiff’s counsel’s investigation revealed witnesses to the truck crash that had not been listed on the police report. The witnesses testified that the truck improperly switched lanes and crashed into Plaintiff’s car. While Defendant originally denied Plaintiff’s claims, the parties reached a settlement of $645,000 the morning of trial.