A Missouri auto accident that was caused by fatigued driving was successfully settled for $100,000.
The accident seriously injured a 69-year-old man, P.M., in March of 2015 when his vehicle was struck head-on by another motorist. P.M. was operating a Chrysler PT Cruiser westbound on Missouri 100 when a man driving a Ford F-150 veered off the side of the roadway, overcorrected and drove into the path of the Chrysler. The impact was severe causing both vehicles to come to a rest off the roadway. The driver of the Ford admitted to police that he had fallen asleep behind the wheel. He also did not have automobile insurance.
After the collision, P.M. was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he required treatment for multiple injuries. During his follow-up treatment, he received care for a right tibial fracture, compartment syndrome of the right leg, multiple rib fractures, right maxillary fracture, lung collapse, nasal bone fracture, a concussion, and deep peroneal nerve palsy that caused pain and suffering.
P.M. was represented by Geoff Meyerkord of Meyerkord & Kurth who successfully obtained a $100,000 settlement just months after the accident. The settlement was reached with P.M.’s insurer for the uninsured policy limits. Meyerkord also assisted in reducing P.M.’s Medicare lien by nearly $10,000 providing P.M. with additional compensation.If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free consultation.