PERSONAL INJURY: $375,000
Case name: Craig R. Winkler v. Lake-side International Trucks
Court: Portage County Circuit Court
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.