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May 23, 2019

Man settles with truck driver, employer after collision in Ellisville

A 65-year-old St. Charles County man who was injured when a commercial truck hit his Jeep from behind settled a suit against the other driver and the driver’s employer, a Cape Girardeau hardware store, for slightly more than $1.5 million. Joseph Tocco sued Hartline Hardware Inc. and driver Robert L. Hardy after an April 1, […]

May 23, 2019

Man ‘occupying’ stuck truck settles with insurer

An Independence man who was injured while trying to extricate his vehicle after it slid into a ditch settled an uninsured-motorist claim with his employer’s insurer for $500,000. The plaintiff, identified by his attorney as P.T., was injured on the morning of Feb. 16, 2015, on southbound Missouri Highway 291 and East 39th Street, according […]

Feb 9, 2018

Workers’ Compensation : Compensable Injury –  ‘Accident’ – Unusual Strain

Clark v. Dairy Farmers of America (MLW No. 71379/Case No. SD34826 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Sheffield, J.)

Jun 25, 2015

Workers’ Compensation : ‘Accident’ – Hypertensive Crisis – Causation

Malam v. State (MLW No. 67983/Case No. SD33620 – 16 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Burrell, J.)

Apr 15, 2015

Workers’ Compensation : Related To Employment – Accident – Unusual Strain

Young v. Boone Electric Cooperative (MLW No. 67658/Case No. WD76567 – 39 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Witt, J.)

Oct 19, 2011

Workers’ Compensation: Accident – ‘Integral To Employment’ – Police Chief Claimant

Whiteley v. City of Poplar Bluff (MLW No. 62870/Case No. SD31287 – 21 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Francis, P.J.

Sep 14, 2011

Workers’ Compensation: Exclusivity Provision – Occupational Disease – ‘Accident’

State ex rel. KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company v. Cook (MLW No. 62742/Case No. WD7342 – 64 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ahuja, J.)

Jul 17, 2009

Motorist who rear-ended vehicle recovers $100,000

A motorist who rear-ended another vehicle has reached a $100,000 settlement of her Buchanan County case against the driver who allegedly caused the collision by stopping and partially blocking the interstate. Initially, the defense vigorously disputed liability because the plaintiff rear-ended the defendant’s car. But testimony from an independent witness who corroborated the plaintiff’[...]

Feb 19, 2009

Best Lawyer to Call if You Are in an Accident: Steven B. Garner

Steven B. Garner admits he’s not a great driver, but he makes up for it in his work for accident victims. For the second consecutive year, Missouri lawyers voted Garner the best lawyer in this category. He fell into this field when he began working for Tom Strong in the mid-1980s and has been at […]

Feb 16, 2009

Elderly woman settles with motorcycle school over fractured hip

An elderly couple settled with a motorcycle training school for $975,000 over a 2006 parking lot accident that left the 82-year-old woman with a broken hip. The woman, Doris Friend, was loading items into her parked car when a student at the motorcycle school veered off the training course and hit Friend’s car. The impact […]

Feb 4, 2009

Jury awards $2.5M for injuries in car crash

The bad economy apparently made no difference to a Jackson County jury that awarded a woman $2.5 million late last week. The award to Adrienne Garrison Wayman, of Grain Valley, compensates her for injuries she suffered in a 2005 accident with an executive of HealthSouth Corp., a Clayton-based health care company. Wayman, then 23, was […]

Feb 3, 2009

Trucker, employer win big defense verdict in Johnson County

A Johnson County jury returned a complete defense verdict for a driver and his employer, whose flatbed truck was rear-ended after it pulled out onto the highway near Elm. The plaintiff, who suffered extensive brain injuries as a result of the accident, asked the jury for more than $24 million in closing arguments. On Jan. […]

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