A man settled claims of back injuries for $25,000 after he was hit by a car that ran a red light in St. Louis County.
According to information provided by the plaintiff’s attorney, Lindsay Rakers, Gabriel Carr was turning right onto Missouri Highway 100 in Manchester on Dec. 18, 2013, when a car struck the driver’s side front corner of his car. According to a police report, witnesses told police that the car had run a light and that Carr had the right of way. Kimberly Preston was cited for failure to yield.
Carr was treated at the scene but later said he suffered a spinal injury. The case settled with the defendant’s insurer prior to the filing of a lawsuit.
Motor vehicle collision
Venue: St. Louis County
Case number/date: Not filed/June 25, 2014
Injuries: Decreased disc height at L5-S1
Special damages: $7,700
Caption: Gabriel Carr v. Kimberly Preston
Plaintiff’s attorney: Lindsay Rakers, Tapella & Eberspacher, Clayton
Defendant’s attorney: None