Recent Verdicts & Settlements
Over the years, SILG attorneys John Page and Aaron Smith have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Below is a listing of some of our past verdicts and settlements we have obtained. Click on the links to see more about the cases.
SILG attorney John Page settled this Missouri truck accident case during the 2nd week of trial for a total of $6.5 million. The truck driver's bobtail insurance policy paid $1,000,000 and the trucking company paid $5,500,000. The venue of this case was Benton County, MO.
SILG attorney, Aaron W. Smith, of Columbia, Missouri, obtained a $4.75 million settlement on behalf of a severely injured child. In August of 2007, a 27 year old female presented to defendant hospital for the delivery of her first child. Upon admission, plaintiff came under the care of defendant doctor and defendant nurse. The names of the parties must remain anonymous due to a confidential settlement.
Plaintiff Darryl McGinnes was admitted to Wesley Medical Center with severe right sided abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. He was 38 years old at the time of the admission to Wesley Medical Center, which is a tertiary care center. At the time of his admission he weighed 420 pounds and had been suffering from these symptoms for over two months. The symptoms were similar to those of a previous gallstone attack.
A family claiming that a man died from a misdiagnosed aortic dissection reached a $2,000,000 settlement in their Jackson County, MO lawsuit. The Missouri misdiagnosis case was filed against the man's treating physicians and hospital. The parties' identities cannot be disclosed due to a confidentiality agreement.
$2,000,000 Settlement for Bus Crash Victim
This case was settled a few months before trial. Plaintiff was injured when his car was rear-ended by a charter bus on highway 270 in St. Louis, MO.
Confidential Settlement About One Week Away From Trial in a Missouri Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case
A family claiming that a woman died of a heart attack has reached a confidential settlement in a Jasper County lawsuit against an emergency room doctor and nurse. The woman died five days after being discharged from the ER with a prescription for heartburn medication.
A 62 year old Missouri man was on his way home from a trip to Columbia, Missouri when he was hit head on by a drunk driver near Jefferson City, Missouri. The crash happened on Highway 50.
This was a wrongful death case in which Greg Mills was killed. Greg was a 27 year old resident of Seneca, Missouri and was killed when the vehicle he was driving was hit head on by another motorist. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 71 in McDonald County, about 20 miles south of Joplin, MO.
The family of a 14 year old student athlete settled its lawsuit against the girl's coach, her school and the gym owned by a neighboring church where she was injured during basketball practice. KP was rushed to a local hospital after striking her head on an unprotected, unpadded metal wall located underneath a basketball goal.
$1,000,000 Settlement for Missouri Car Accident
Plaintiff was injured when she was hit head on by an oncoming driver that crossed the center line. The Plaintiff suffered injuries to her head and lower extremities. The $1 million settlement exhausted all applicable insurance coverage. The case was resolved after a lawsuit was filed and depositions were taken.
$1,000,000 Settlement for a Truck Accident Victim
The Plaintiff in this case was injured when a tractor trailer crashed into the motorcycle he was riding.
$1,000,000 Settlement for Auto Accident Victim
Plaintiff was injured when the car he was riding in was t-boned by another car. Plaintiif suffered back injuries as a result of the crash. The $1 million settlement included a confidentiality clause and therefore the names of the parties can't be disclosed at this time. The case was venued in the St. Louis City, MO. The case was settled during mediation.
Our client was an electrician sent to repair lights on the defendant's ceiling. He fell from a homemade platform supplied by the defendants. Click on the heading above to view an article from Missouri Lawyer's Weekly about the case.
A 40 year old man who nearly lost his arm in a Missouri cross-over crash with a tractor trailer settled his lawsuit against the 18 wheeler's owner. The parties reached the $800,000 settlement a month before trial.
A diabetic patient settled his medical malpractice case for $400,000 against a Missouri medical clinic. Plaintiff claimed he became hypoglycemic and disorientated after a blood test, which led to a car accident. The Missouri medical malpractice case was against the clinic that administered the blood test.
Two women driving in their car on their way back from antique shopping were hit head on by an impaired driver. The crash occurred near Joplin, Missouri. The drunk driver did not have any auto insurance.
A Federal jury in Kansas City, MO awarded a Missouri farmer $375,000 for damages in his Missouri tractor trailer accident lawsuit. Elmer Connelly, from Nevada, Missouri, was injured when a tractor trailer collided with the milk truck he was driving on U.S. Highway 71 near Lamar, Missouri.
A 36 year old Joplin, Missouri resident settled his uninsured motorist claim for $250,000. He settled the uninsured motorist claim with his insurance company for a crash that occurred at an adventure park.
An ironworker working on the new St.Louis City Jail tripped over loose string that is used to pull electrical wiring through the walls causing him to fall and tear his rotator cuff. Click on the heading above to view an article from Missouri Lawyer's Weekly about the case.
A 75 year old woman settled her case for $200,000 after falling in an undisclosed major retail department store. The retailer operates stores in Columbia, Missouri. Plaintiff was injured when she slipped and fell in the cosmetics section.
While leaving a casino, our client slipped on a patch of ice in the parking lot causing her to fall and fracture her leg. Click on the heading above to view an article from Missouri Lawyer's Weekly about the case.
Uninsured Policy Limit Settlement in Car Crash
G.W. v. Columbia Insurance
This case was venued west of St. Louis, MO. John Page represented a young woman who suffered devastating injuries from a car crash that was caused by an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff did not own a car and did not have an insurance policy in her name. Plaintiff was able to recover under the insurance policy of a resident that lived in the same house as Plaintiff. This case is a prime example of why it is necessary to contact an attorney after a car crash. Plaintiff was unaware that she could collect from the uninsured motorist policy of another resident in her household. This case settled for the insurance policy limits.
Settlement in Excess of Defendant's Policy Limits in Car Accident
E.G. & G.G. v. E.S.
Plaintiff's suffered serious injuries when they were involved in a car crash allegedly caused by Defendant. John Page negotiated a settlement for Plaintiffs in excess of Defendant's insurance policy limits.
Confidential Settlement in Truck, Pedestrian Accident
R.L. vs. PRIORITY TRANSPORTATION, L.L.C.
This case involved a Missouri truck accident in which Plaintiff was hit from behind by a tractor trailer. On or about August 4, 2004 Defendant J.B. was operating a tractor trailer on Interstate 55 South in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Defendant J.B. crashed into Plaintiff's vehicle from behind as he was operating the tractor trailer through fog. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, spine, and left hand, including a herniated disc that required surgical repair.
The case was litigated in The United States District Court For The Eastern Division of Missouri. This case was aggravated by the fact that this was the first run the Defendant driver was making for Priority Transportation, L.L.C., Defendant's less than satisfactory safety rating, the foggy condition, and Defendant J.B.'s past driving violations in Arizona and Virginia. Plaintiff was a Miami Florida resident that sued J.B. and Priority Transportation, L.L.C. for injuries he suffered in the Missouri truck accident.
Confidential Sum in Missouri Tractor Trailer Crash Settlement
Defendant T.G. was a resident of Illinois. Defendant Liberty Transportation Inc. is an Iowa Company. Defendant D & R Specialized is a Mississippi corporation.
Plaintiff was operating his tractor trailer on Interstate 70 East on or about July 13, 2002 when he was hit by a tractor trailer. Plaintiff alleged the crash was due to the negligence and carelessness of Defendants, jointly and severally, in the use, operation, and maintenance of their tractor trailer.
Plaintiff alleged the negligence of Defendants, jointly and severally caused or contributed to cause injury to Plaintiff which included injury to his head, neck, shoulders, back and spine.
Settlement for Policy Limits in Truck Accident
D.S. v. S.M.
Plaintiff was driving his vehicle on a Missouri roadway when his vehicle crashed into Defendant's truck. Defendant was trying to push start his vehicle and pushed it directly into the path of Plaintiff. Plaintiff broke his foot as a result of this crash.
Policy Limit Settlement in Rear End Auto Accident
C.S. v. K.B
Plaintiff filed a lawsuit in Lincoln County, MO after being rear-ended at a stop sign. Plaintiff suffered serious and debilitating injuries to her neck and spine. The case settled before trial for Defendant's entire insurance policy.
Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case for Policy Limits
R.M. v. L.A
Plaintiff suffered a serious knee injury when Defendant crashed his car into Plaintiff's motorcycle. Plaintiff required immediate knee surgery and underwent extensive physical therapy.
Insurance Policy Limit Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case
C.B. v. V.H.
Plaintiff was operating his motorcycle on Olive Blvd. in St. Louis, MO when he was struck by Defendant's vehicle. Defendant claims she never saw Plaintiff before the impact. Plaintiff suffered significant leg injuries.
Aggravated Damages in Truck Accident
The operation of the tractor trailer truck and the manner in which defendants, and each of them, operated the truck on the public roadways showed a complete indifference to and conscious disregard for the safety of the motoring public. The fact that the truck was allowed to operate on public roadways with defective equipment, defective brakes, and without adequate maintenance and safety checks, showed complete indifference to and conscious disregard for the safety of the motoring public.
Wrongful Death Damages
At the time of his death, Decedent was a healthy, happy, loving, father, son, and grandfather to the members of his family. He provided his family with care, comfort, guidance and support and would have done so for the remainder of her life expectancy which was in excess of 30 years at the time of his tragic death.
As a result of his death, his daughter, grandson, and parents will continue in the future to sustain the following items of damage:
- a. The loss of the care, maintenance, support, services, advice, counsel, and reasonable contributions of a pecuniary value, that they would have received from Decedent, had he lived;
- b. The loss of the positive benefits flowing from the love, comfort, companionship, and society that they would have received from Decedent had he lived;
- c. The emotional pain, torment, and suffering experienced by them because of the death of Decedent; and
- d. The loss of the present value of the assets that Decedent, in reasonable probability, would have added to the estate and left at natural death to Decedent;
Survival Damages Awarded in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The estate of Decedent, as represented by his heirs and estate representatives, was entitled to recover the following items of damages:
- a. Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered by Decedent before his death; and
- b. Funeral and burial expenses.
Plaintiff prayed for judgment against all Defendants, and each of them, jointly and severally, in a sum in excess of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) as was fair and reasonable to compensate Plaintiff for injuries and damages, plus Missouri prejudgment interest, plus aggravated damages, together with Plaintiff's costs and for such other relief this Court deems just and proper under the circumstances. This case Settled for a confidential sum.
Confidential Sum in Wrongful Death Truck Accident
Plaintiff's father was killed by a tractor trailer crash in Missouri. 1012582 Ontario Limited (hereinafter referred to as "Ontario") was a trucking transport company organized and existing under the laws of Canada. Defendant Pace Marathon Motor Lines, Inc (hereinafter referred to as "Pace") was a trucking transport company organized and existing under the laws of Canada. Defendant J.C. (the truck driver) was an individual residing in Canada.