Dump Truck Rear- Ended Plaintiff - Closed Head Injury To Child - $1 Million Settlement

August 17, 1998

Negligence/Auto

Dump Truck Rear- Ended Plaintiff - Closed Head Injury To Child - $1 Million Settlement

Brief statement of claim: A loaded dump truck caused a rear-end collision with a passenger vehicle in which a two-year-old child was a back seat passenger in an infant seat.

Principal injuries (in order of severity): Closed head injury causing attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity.

Special damages: n/a

Tried or settled: Settled

County where tried or settled: Johnston

Case name and number: Pearson v. Boykin and S.T. Wooten Corporation (Johnson County Superior Court; 96 CvS 00885)

Date concluded: June 4, 1998

Name of judge: n/a

Amount: $1 million

Insurance carrier: St. Pauls Commercial Carrier

Expert witnesses and areas of expertise: Treating physicians: Dr. Miriam Gardner, pediatrician; Dr. Herbert Fuchs, pediatric neurosurgeon

Attorneys for plaintiff: Wade E. Byrd of The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd, Fayetteville, and Leo Daughtry and Lou Starling, Smithfield

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