ACCIDENT & INJURY:
Our client, a young woman who was an assistant manager at a truck stop in Peculiar, Missouri, recently received a $4.3 Million Settlement from an accident which occurred during routine job errand. As part of her job duties, she was making a trip to the bank. While stopped for traffic on US 71 (Interstate 49), she was hit by a Ford Super-Duty commercial truck traveling at a high rate of speed. Siro Smith Dickson prepared to prove that the driver was distracted right before impact because he was using his cell phone. Our client suffered severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We filed a workers’ compensation case against her employer and a negligence case against the truck driver and his company.
Due to the severe brain injury, our client was sent to the renowned Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. Craig Hospital is a rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury.
In addition to obtaining a substantial settlement in the workers compensation case, our attorneys negotiated a $4,300,000 settlement in the negligence case. Our client has recovered better than anyone expected (she is quite an inspiration to us all), and now has the financial security she will need to pay for future medical treatment and care, and to cover any loss of future earning capacity due to her injuries.