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Craig R. Winkler v. Lake-side International Trucks

PERSONAL INJURY: $375,000

Case name: Craig R. Winkler v. Lake-side International Trucks

Court: Portage County Circuit Court

Insurer(s): Progressive

Plaintiff attorney: David E. Sunby, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.

Date of incident: March 7, 2007

Plaintiff’s negligence theory: Failure to have control, speed too fast for conditions

Defendant’s position: Plaintiff had lost control at some spot — possible no negligence finding

Plaintiff’s injuries: Massive injuries including broken pelvis, collarbone, left arm (left handed), ribs and pneumothorax.

Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $153,775

Plaintiff’s past wage loss: $8,079

Plaintiff’s medical expert(s): Dr. Robert E. Leggon, Marshfield

Plaintiff’s first demand: $500,000

Defendant’s first offer: $350,000

Amount of settlement: $375,000

Plaintiff counsel’s summary of facts: Lost control on Highway 10. Defendant rolled van and hit plaintiff on side of road.

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