$100,000 Verdict in St. Francois County for Fractured T-7 Spine.


In October 2005, a St. Francois County jury in Farmington, Mo. awarded a woman $100,000.00 for back injuries resulting from a rear-end type accident on Highway 67. The tractor-trailer driver allegedly changed lanes and “clipped” the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff lost control and rolled over twice. The claimant alleged that she sustained a fracture at T-7 and incurred $7,759.00 in medical bills. She was also seeking past and future lost wages. The defendant trucking company offered $60,000.00 prior to trial.