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Emily J. Craker vs. Devin A. Parker (Deceased)


Injuries alleged: Multiple fractures (hip, tailbone, ribs, arm) and internal injuries; permanent with scars. Scarring description: Surgical scars are the most prominent. She also has disfigurement from the chest tube and left flank lacerations

Case name: Emily J. Craker vs. Devin A. Parker (Deceased)

Case no.: 09-CV-290

Court: Waupaca County Circuit Court

Verdict/settlement: Case was mediated

Special damages: Plaintiff's past medical expenses: $108,204; plaintiff’s past wage loss: $3,600; plaintiff’s future medical expenses: unknown; plaintiff’s future loss of earning capacity: None; Plaintiff’s future losses (other): Unknown

Plaintiff’s first demand: $750,000

Defendant’s first offer: $300,000

Settlement amount: $425,000

Insurance: American Family

Plaintiff’s attorney: David E. Sunby, Habush Habush & Rottier, SC

Defense attorney: Jane Kirkeide, American Family Insurance

Date of occurrence: May 20, 2006

Plaintiff’s experts: Jeffrey Ralston, M.D., Neenah; David J. Schultz, M.D, Neenah

Noteworthy evidentiary issues: Contributory negligence for entering car with drunk, enraged boyfriend

Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle.

Plaintiff’s negligence theory: Reckless driving

Defendant's position: Contributory negligence for getting in car.

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