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DECEMBER 10, 2018

$1.225 MILLION SETTLEMENT

CAR ACCIDENT / WRONGFUL DEATH / DRUNK DRIVER

Gewin v. Martinson, Case No. CV102-138CC

The Montee Law Firm obtained a $1,225,000.00 for a St. Joseph, Missouri man who was injured, and whose wife was killed, in a car accident involving a drunk driver.

Seventy-seven-year-old Mercer Gewin, and his wife Mary Catherine, 72, were on their way home from visiting their granddaughter at college when they were struck head-on by Robert Martinson. Mary Catherine was killed instantly, and Mercer received a broken tibia, fibula, femur, and shoulder as a result of the collision.

Martinson, who owned a car dealership, was also killed. At the time of his death, Martinson’s blood alcohol content was determined to be .323 and he did not have a valid driver’s license.

Mr. Gewin and his son filed suit against Martinson’s estate and his car dealership. Two weeks prior to trial the case settled for the insurance carrier’s policy limit of $1,000,000.00 and an additional $225,000.00 from Martinson’s estate.

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