Missouri personal injury attorney John Page of Page Law recently obtained a $6.5 million settlement for a motorcyclist who endured permanent brain injuries in an accident caused by a tractor-trailer driver, according to a Forbes.com report. The 49-year old motorcyclist was injured after the Allied Systems, Ltd. tractor-trailer crashed into him on May 1, 2005. The case was filed in St. Louis and alleged that both the driver and the trucking company, Allied Systems, Ltd., were liable for the tractor-trailer’s brakes being defective.
After driving to a shop to see if they could replace his tractor’s brakes only to find that the shop had closed, the trucker went on to retrieve a load that Allied Systems, Ltd. had sent him to pick up previously that morning. While the truck was on the highway in Benton County, MO, it crashed into the back of the motorcyclist who was allegedly slowing down or completely stopped.
The trial began with the driver’s insurance carrier agreeing to settle for $1 million. When the case was in mediation, the highest offer from Allied was $1.8 million. During the trial, Allied offered $2.5 million, but the Plaintiff refused, determining that the amount was not sufficient enough to fully compensate the catastrophically injured motorcyclist. The trucking company then presented $3.5 million, which was again refused. In the second week of trial, Allied proposed a $5.5 million settlement and this offer was accepted on top of the driver’s $1 million policy.
In reference to the motorcycle case’s outcome, John Page stated, “We put a significant amount of time and effort into obtaining this result for our client…Ultimately we were able to resolve this case for an amount that will help our client make up for the harms and losses he and his family suffered as a result of this crash.”
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