In 2019, our client was severely injured when a truck started a U-turn on a busy road in St. Louis City, Missouri. While our client was safely operating his Harley Davidson motorcycle, he was unable to stop before striking the truck which was situated in the middle of the roadway. Thankfully, a local convenience store captured the incident on surveillance video. Due to the severity of the impact and his resulting concussion, our client was unable to recall the crash itself nor was he able to remember much of the treatment he received in the weeks following the crash. In addition to his head injury, our client suffered numerous other internal injuries and fractured bones requiring him to stay in the Intensive Care Unit for some time. While there were some facts associated with the case that may have been viewed negatively by a jury at trial, we successfully developed the evidence in a way that forced the defense to want to settle the case. Ultimately, the insurance company for the truck driver and his employer paid $900,000 to resolve the case.
Last summer, our client was traveling on Kingshighway in St. Louis City, Missouri, when a driver carelessly reversed his vehicle into the front passenger side of her vehicle. The at-fault driver tried to leave the scene but our client exited her vehicle and directed him to stay. As a result of the impact, she suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder which caused her to present to a local pain management specialist and a chiropractor for treatment. Even though our client was retired at the time of the crash and therefore, suffered no lost wages and also had pre-existing injuries to her neck, we were able to secure the at-fault policy limits for her.
A local restaurant owner was injured in a multi-car crash in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We were able to secure the policy limits from the insurance carrier for the at-fault driver. Our client had significant injuries requiring treatment that spanned over multiple years which made traveling to Thailand to visit family difficult and painful. Given the losses suffered from our client, we explored her underinsured motorist coverage and discovered a large policy through her restaurant ownership. We invited her insurance carrier to intervene into the local civil lawsuit and participate in the litigation. At mediation, we produced reports from our client’s treating physicians clearly outlining her injuries and expected additional treatment. Our client’s underinsurance carrier ultimately agreed to pay an additional $650,000 to resolve her claim.
We recently successfully argued to a trial court in McLean County, Illinois, that our client should be entitled to $7 million in bodily injury limits because there were seven different truck/trailers covered by the policy. Read more about the case here.
Nine day trial on behalf of a man who was beaten nearly to death at a fast food restaurant by eight customers. Theory of liability: negligent security & general negligence. 4thLargest Verdict in Missouri (Missouri Lawyers Weekly) and 82nd Nationally for 2013 (National Law Journal).
After a 9 day trial, Phelps County client awarded $14.2 million after suffering a traumatic brain injury due to a motorcycle crash. Learn More Here.
A worker injured during the partial collapse of an old building in St. Louis reached at least $6 million in combined settlements with help from Brent Sumner. Learn more about this case that was #21 in the State of Missouri for 2020.
A truck driver was not qualified to drive 18 wheelers and never received a post-a post-crash drug test after killing our client’s son in a crash. Brent Sumner’s client received a $6,000,000 Settlement for this negligence.
Eight day trial on behalf of a truck driver who was injured while attempting to unload cargo from his trailer. The cargo was loaded improperly within the trailer and it tumbled down onto his head causing a brain injury and orthopedic injuries.
Our client was driving a tractor-trailer on a two lane state highway in Perry County, Missouri when an oncoming semi-truck pulling an empty box trailer was blown over by extremely high winds in the area and crashed head-on into our client. We made a claim for negligence and ultimately filed suit against the at-fault driver and his trucking company employer for his failure to pull over and wait for the high wind conditions in the area to abate. The truck crash caused catastrophic damage to both 18 wheelers and the trailers they were pulling. Additionally, the crash caused significant injuries to our client that were life-changing. As a result of the collision, our client sustained a punctured lung, a mild traumatic brain injury, a fractured scapula, multiple fractured ribs, and injuries to his neck and shoulder. Our client underwent a shoulder surgery and numerous pain injections following the crash, and his ability to work as a truck driver was permanently compromised.