MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: $390,000
Injuries claimed: Fractured neck with halo and left shoulder also injured.
Court: Portage County Circuit Court
Case name: Ernest A. Stankowski vs. David A. Justmann
Case number: 08-CV-178
Mediator: Steve Hansen
Verdict & settlement: Mediation
Original amount sought: $750,000
Original offer: $250,000
Special damages: Plaintiffs past medical expenses: $164,375
Date of incident: Dec. 30, 2006
Plaintiffs attorney (firm): David E. Sunby, Habush Habush & Rottier
Defendants attorney (firm): Mark A. Klinner, Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer
Insurance carrier: American Family
Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Christopher I. Mackay, M.D., previously of Marshfield Clinic now affiliated with Wausau Neurosurgery, Wausau; Sanjay Rao, M.D. Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Belted driver. Adverse failed to yield at stop sign, pulling out hitting car that hit us head on.
Plaintiffs negligence theory: Failure to yield, inattentive driving.
Defendant’s position: Agreed