Truck Accident Settlement of $310,000.00 in Jasper County, Missouri
Posted on July 9th, 2015 by Zane Cagle
Plaintiff was a front-seat passenger in a Ford E150 van involved in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, June afternoon around 12:24 pm. at the intersection of Missouri 1717 and Business 71 in Webb City, Missouri.
The van, driven by the plaintiff’s father was at a stoplight at the intersection when he noticed a Jeep Wrangler operated by Defendant Phillips. The father/driver claimed to have seen the driver of the Jeep with her head down using a cell phone as her Jeep came head-on towards their vehicle at the intersection.
Two witnesses that were not named on the police report claimed the semi-truck traveling in the same direction as the Jeep made a partial swerve into the lane of the Jeep causing the driver of the Jeep to cross into oncoming traffic. All parties agreed the semi-truck did not make any contact with any vehicle. The truck driver claimed he never swerved and only attempted a lane change after being approximately three tractor-trailer lengths from the intersection.
There was no significant property damage done to either the Jeep or the plaintiff’s vehicle.
Plaintiff refused treatment at the scene but later in the day went to an urgent care facility with neck discomfort. Subsequently, after conservative medical care failed, he had a two-level cervical surgery–one level anteriorly and one level posteriorly. Plaintiff had previous low back surgery. Parties reached a settlement of $310,000 prior to trial during mediation.
Andrew Mundwiller of The Cagle Law Firm represented the Plaintiff.
Zagler, A.S. Van passenger settles with many parties over crash. Missouri Lawyers Weekly 8/3/15