DECEMBER 10, 2018
$7.6 MILLION SETTLEMENT
SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT/ WRONGFUL DEATH
The Montee Law Firm obtained a $7,600,000.00 settlement for the estate of Mary Smith and for client Jane Doe from Defendant ABC Trucking, for the death of Mary Smith and the injuries by Ms. Doe in an automobile accident with ABC Trucking.
On August 26, 2002, Smith and Doe were traveling eastbound on Highway 36 in Linn County, Missouri. The semi-truck owned by ABC was also traveling eastbound on Highway 36. The vehicle operated by Doe was stopped in a construction zone, at the direction of the construction site flagman. The semi owned and operated by ABC struck the rear of the Doe vehicle at approximately 50 miles per hour.
As a result of the accident Ms. Smith was killed immediately. Ms. Doe suffered a severed spinal cord and a fractured right arm and was hospitalized for four months. While hospitalized, Ms. Doe underwent two spinal fusion surgeries. She also developed a decubitus ulcer which required 24 hour wound care. She will require medical care and living assistance for the rest of her life.
At mediation, a settlement was reached under which ABC’s insurance carrier agreed to pay the $1,100,000.00 policy limit to settle Smith’s wrongful death claim and $6.5 million was paid to settle Ms. Does personal injury claim.
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