PERSONAL INJURY: $320,000
Name of case: Shari A. Kalk v. Courtney M. Jones, et al.
Court: Dunn County Circuit Court
Case number: 05CV212
Judge: Hon. William C. Stewart, Jr.
Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, cervical and lumbar strain, L-spine strain, neck strain, post-traumatic stress, cognitive disorder, depressive disorder
Verdict/settlement amount: $320,000
Verdict date: Sept. 3, 2009
Original filing date: July 29, 2005
Incident date: May 5, 2004
Plaintiff attorney: Steven B. Goff, Bye Goff & Rohde, River Falls
Defense attorney: Timothy J. Eiden, Hansen Dordell Bradt Odlaug & Bradt, Menomonie; Paul D. Cranley, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Madison
Plaintiff experts: Don Willson-Broyles, EdM, Dr. Thomas Hammeke, Dr. Stephen Endres
Defense experts: Dr. Gary Wyard
Insurance company: State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company and Lincoln General Insurance Company
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of case: Plaintiff was working as a Wisconsin state trooper and was hit while parked on the shoulder of Interstate 94.
PERSONAL INJURY: $677,095
Name of case: John P. Jones v. Zurich American, et al.
Court: St. Croix County Circuit Court
Case number: 08-CV-247
Judge: Hon. Scott Needham
Injuries alleged: Non-surgical low back soft tissue with no disc involvement
Highest offer: $15,000 at first mediation, $100,000 at second mediation, the parties entered into a non-appealable high/low on the second day of jury deliberations for $450,000 low and $1,000,000 high
Verdict/settlement: Verdict in favor of Plaintiffs
Verdict amount: $677,095
Disposition date: Aug. 27, 2009
Original filing date: Feb. 25, 2008
Date of incident: May 1, 2007
Plaintiff attorney: C.M. Bye, Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd., River Falls
Defense attorney: Michael Brennan, Gass, Weber, Mullins, LLC, Milwaukee
Plaintiff experts: George Leyda, M.D.(family practice); Jeanne Krizan (vocational)
Defense experts: Calvin Langmade, Psy.D (psychological); Dr. Randal Wojciehoski (defense medical); Dr. Murray McAllister (psychological); Dr. Jacquelyn Wenkman (vocational); Dr. Charles Breeden (economist)
Insurance company: Zurich American Insurance Company
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of case: John Jones was rear ended by the defendant motor vehicle.