PERSONAL INJURY: $209,000
Injuries claimed: Torn biceps tendon muscle on dominant arm.
Court: Milwaukee County
Case name: Patrick Moore v. Angela Palmer and Safeco Ins.
Case number: 06CV7198
Judge: John DiMotto
Verdict & settlement: Jury returned plaintiff verdict
Original amount sought: $80,000
Original offer: $40,000
Award: $209,000 net verdict
Date of incident: Aug. 9, 2003
Disposition date: Sept. 11, 2008
Original filing date: July 1, 2006
Plaintiffs attorney (firm): Gregory J. Cook, Greg Cook Law Offices, S.C.
Defendants attorney (firm): Timothy Steinle, Terschan, Steinle & Ness
Insurance carrier: Safeco
Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Kevin Weidemann, M.D.
Defendants expert witnesses: Sean P. Keane, M.D.
Plaintiff counsel's summary of the facts: Plaintiff was a motorcyclist who was cut off by driver turning in front of him. Suffered torn biceps muscle. He worked in property renovation, and injury limited his ability to do his job. Former world class speed skater. Jury found 95 percent fault on part of driver and awarded $225,000 in damages. Past medical expenses of $6,154, loss of business earnings of $12,800. Past pain suffering and disability was $28,000; future was $175,000 for 42 year old man. Key testimony in case was of defense medical examiner who was proven to have lied about his qualifications in this and prior cases. Court gave falsus in uno instruction.