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Anthony J. Perez vs. Terrance K. Welch


Injuries claimed: Skull injury, traumatic brain injury, right hip fracture, and muscle/nerve injuries

Court: La Crosse Circuit Court

Case name: Anthony J. Perez vs. Terrance K. Welch

Case number: 07 CV 843

Judge: Scott L. Horne

Verdict & settlement: Jury verdict in favor of plaintiff

Original amount sought: None

Original offer: Zero dollars

Award: $703,641

Special damages: Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $249,640.65; Plaintiff’s future medical expenses: $54,000

Plaintiff’s percentage of contributory negligence: 50 percent

Date of incident: Nov. 17, 2006

Trial dates: March 9-13, 2009

Plaintiffs attorney (firm): Edward J. Vopal & D. James Weis, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.

Defendants attorney (firm): Ward I. Richter, Bell, Gierhart & Moore, S.C.

Insurance carrier: American Family Insurance Company

Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Dennis Skogen, accident reconstruction, Skogen Engineering Group, Madison; Dr. Andrew Saterbak, orthopedics; Dr. Jerry Davis, neurosurgery; Dr. William Hitch, neuropsychology; Dr. Ahmet Dervish, interventional pain management

Defendants expert witnesses: Charles Scalia, accident reconstruction

Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Plaintiff struck by a car while crossing the street in La Crosse.

Plaintiff’s negligence theory: Defendant driver’s failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Defendant’s position: Plaintiff’s failure to yield the right of way to the defendant.

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