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Cagle Law Firm
Attorney Zane Cagle

Posted on September 15th, 2010,
by Zane Cagle


S.D.L. v. L.P.

Posted on September 15th, 2010 by Zane Cagle


Plaintiff was involved in a car accident on her way home from work. As she entered an intersection, a car driven by Defendant made a left turn, causing the two vehicles to collide. Plaintiff alleged that she had a green light and Defendant failed to yield the right of way. Defendant claimed she was not at fault because Plaintiff negligently changed lanes quickly and thus caused the collision.

As a result of the crash, Plaintiff sustained a left scaphoid fracture, but she waited eight days to seek medical treatment of her fracture and 20 days to seek treatment of her neck injury. She developed neck pain, bi-lateral arm pain and bi-lateral thumb pain and was diagnosed with cervical disc herniation at C4-5 and C5-6 and bi-lateral carpal tunnel. Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled $111,877, and she claimed no lost wages.

The case was set for trial  in St. Louis County, but the parties agreed to a pre-trial mediation. The parties attempted to mediate the case but were unsuccessful.  Approximately a week after mediation the parties entered into a settlement for $350,000.