Monday, 16 January, 2012
A man who was struck by a car while crossing the road in his motorised wheelchair has agreed an out-of-court settlement of 100,000 dollars with the negligent driver´s insurers for his injury compensation case.
Arthur Billingsley of Olivette, Missouri, was crossing the town´s Dielman Road in his wheelchair when he was hit by a car driven by Willette Jackson of St. Louis, Missouri. Arthur was taken to St. John´s Mercy Medical Centre in Olivette where he underwent surgery for a severely broken leg, and was treated for concussion and substantial cuts and bruises to his head.
After taking legal advice, Arthur filed an injury compensation case against Ms Jackson, claiming that she had been driving without due care and attention at the time of the accident. Ms Jackson and her insurers choose not to dispute the claim and, after four months of negotiation, a settlement for wheelchair accident compensation was agreed in the amount of 100,000 dollars.
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