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Head-on Collision Leads to Settlement for Head Injury

M. Blake Heath successfully obtained a $70,000.00 settlement for a young woman injured in a head-on collision. The injured victim was traveling northbound on Highway 69 near Antioch Road in Johnson County when the defendant driver crossed the median and struck the victim’s car head-on. The defendant driver told police he had fallen asleep and bumped into a car directly …

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Quentin Bradford v. Jacob Sain and American Family Mutual Insurance Company

M. Blake Heath along with co-counsel William Reynolds, with The Reynolds Law Firm, successfully obtained a $185,000.00 settlement for Quentin Bradford after he was struck by a car being driven by defendant Jacob Sain. The accident occurred on September 19, 2012, when Defendant Sain ran a stop sign and stuck the car Mr. Bradford was driving. Mr. Bradford suffered severe …

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Iron Worker Settles Head Injury Claim

A Bates County traffic accident resulted in a settlement of $98,500 for head injuries to a client of M. Blake Heath.  The injured victim did not have any memory of the accident, and he did not know whether he lost consciousness or not immediately following the accident.  His first memory was not until hours after the collision. The Aug. 18, …

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Vehicle Accident Settlement: Plaintiff v. Safeco, Progressive

The plaintiffs were rear-ended by the defendant on December 12, 2011.  The accident was low speed, causing only $660 worth of vehicle damage to plaintiff’s car. The husband had a history of back problems, but plaintiff alleged that this impact was enough to cause him to have back surgery.  The wife only had a few hundred dollars in chiropractor care. …

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Plaintiff v. Castor: Teenager ran red light while texting

This is a case where being fighting hard for the proper venue made a difference in the case. The accident occurred in Leawood, Kansas when a teenage driver ran a red light while he was texting on his cell phone. Our investigation revealed that the defendant actually resided in the State of Missouri and we filed suit there. Because the …

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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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