We represented a 70-year-old woman that was badly injured in a car wreck. The defendant in the case ran a red light and T-boned our client’s car. It was a bad car accident and our client was seriously injured. The police used the “jaws of life” to cut our client out of the vehicle and she was rushed to the hospital. Our client was released from the hospital with no major injuries. In the weeks following the crash, our client suffered neck pain and back pain related to the car accident. Our client followed up with her primary care physician and went to physical therapy. Doctors ordered an MRI of her neck and lower back which showed herniated discs in both the neck and back. After a year of trying to live with the pain, our client ended up undergoing decompression and fusion in the lower back. The doctor performed disc replacements in the neck for more range of motion.
We made claims to the other driver’s insurance company for the medical bills and pain and suffering. The insurance company deployed tactics intended to deny our client the full recovery entitled to her. The insurance company hired a doctor to testify that our client’s injuries were pre-existing and part of her old age. Additionally, the insurance company ran our client’s name through an insurance database and found other car accidents where she claimed neck or lower back injuries. The one fact that was hard for the insurance company to get around was how bad this crash was and the fact that our client’s car was smashed in on the driver’s side. Also, our client’s injuries started with the crash and never stopped.
The parties fought hard over the prior medical conditions and whether or not this crash was the cause or contributed to cause the need for the neck and lower back surgeries. In the end, we were able to get the insurance company to pay a large amount of money to settle the case and avoid trial. It was better for both sides to settle this claim for a sum certain in order to avoid the uncertainty of trial. At the Sumner Law Group, we protect our client’s best interest and help them avoid unnecessary risks.
Client was rear-ended and suffered a neck injury in the crash. Verdict was obtained in St. Charles County Circuit Court.
A Ladue driver hit from behind was awarded $650,000 after being hit by a distracted driver and suffering from neck injuries. Learn more here.
Mr. Sumner represented a 46 year old man who was driving down Highway M in Scott County when another vehicle failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of oncoming traffic. Mr. Sumner’s client slammed on his brakes and steered to the left, but he could not avoid the accident. Mr. Sumner’s client T-Boned the passenger side of the truck that pulled out in front of him. Ambulance and police came to the scene of the crash and Mr. Sumner’s client was transported by Ambulance to the hospital. Mr. Sumner sued the other driver and his insurance company for injuries. After a three day jury trial at the Scott County Circuit Court house in Benton, Missouri, the jury returned a verdict of $1,000,000 (One Million Dollar jury verdict) for the personal injuries suffered by Mr. Sumner’s client.
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.
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).
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.
Three day jury trial on behalf of a man that was badly injured when the tractor trailer in front of him stopped suddenly. Our client suffered significant bodily injuries in the crash. We helped change how this trucking company inspects 18 wheelers for safety.