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Mother and Daughter Settle Claims for $90,000.00

Blake Heath recently settled a claim for a mother and her daughter after the two were involved in a traffic accident. The negligent driver failed to yield the right-of-way when she attempted to make a left-hand turn and collided with the car driven by Mr. Heath’s clients. The daughter, who was 8 years old at the time, was in severe …

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Plaintiff v. Angela Johnson Tangen

The plaintiff was injured on State Line Road in Kansas City when the defendant turned in front of him. The plaintiff was unable to avoid the accident, pushed into the Chick-fil-A drive thru line and hit another car. Plaintiff had an open compound fracture of his wrist, an injury to his liver and an extended hospitalization. Plaintiff continues to receive …

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Lynn Seegmiller v. Tammy Keim

Plaintiff was struck by defendant while standing in a ditch getting his mail. With only $4,917 in medical billed and less than $1,000 paid, plaintiff argued that the criminal charges filed against defendant for leaving the scene of an accident and DUI could give rise to punitive damages (damages designed to punish a defendant but which are not covered by …

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Brasington v. Tiffani Molz & Nationwide

$100,000 – Allied Ins. (Molz) $46,500 – Nationwide (underinsurance) Defendant Molz t-boned the plaintiff going approximately 45 mph. Plaintiff Brasington was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Her neurosurgeon diagnosed her with a herniated disk. After conservative treatment of physical therapy and epidural steroid injections, her surgeon recommended surgery of a decompressive lumbar laminectomy. This case is a perfect example …

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Eise v. Fru and Allstate

$35,000 – Allstate Underinsured – Megan $25,000 – American Family – Megan $1,200 – American Family – Kelsey $14,000 – American Family – Brad TOTAL – $75,200 This was a difficult case in that a relatively minor impact caused serious problems for a mother. The initial wreck was on icy roads and was a low speed impact. The daughter and …

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Luke Baker v. Elsie Filo and Atlas Cab Company

M. Blake Heath and Scott Waddell with the Waddell Law Firm successfully obtained a jury verdict for Luke Baker after he was hit by a cab while driving his motorcycle. On August 2, 2010 at 1:00 a.m., Luke Baker was traveling north on Grand Boulevard when he entered the intersection of Grand and Pershing. Upon entering the intersection, Plaintiff was …

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Insurance Company Pays Policy Limits on Pre-existing Injury Case

Farmers Insurance Company agreed to pay the $100,000 policy limits on case involving pre-existing injuries to the back. The plaintiff was injured in a wreck on February 21, 2009. Two month prior to the wreck the plaintiff had undergone back surgery to treat pressure on the spinal cord caused by bulging vertebrae. Her treating doctor, Dr. Robert M. Drisko, reported …

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Olivia Ware v. Charles A. Johnson: Wrongful Death Verdict

Case Description – Plaintiff received $175,000 in the wrongful death lawsuit of a father she’d never met. Eddie Washington was riding in Charles Johnson’s car in March 2007. When the two were near 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, an officer saw Johnson run a red light and drive erratically. The officer turned on her lights, but Johnson …

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