A Campbell County jury awarded the Plaintiff William Kramer, $95,000 in pain and suffering as a result of a head-on collision that on August 1, 2006. The Plaintiff was driving his tuck pulling a trailer down AA Highway near the border between Pendleton and Campbell Counties a vehicle coming form the opposite direction crossed the center line in the path of the Plaintiff. The vehicles collided and both caught on fire. The Plaintiff was able to escape with minor burns to his arm. He was treated for a significant chest wall bruise and other soft-tissue injuries and was mostly improved within two months following the accident. His medical treatment from the accident totaled $1,152 and he sought lost wages of $4,000. The significant claim for the Plaintiff was his claim for pain and suffering. He claimed physical pain as well as emotional anguish of worrying about his business as he was unable to work during the busiest season when most of the revenue for the company is generated. At the trial, the jury awarded the Plaintiff his medicals, lost wages and $95,000 for pain and suffering for a total verdict of $100,152.
While such a large difference between the actual medical and lost wages and the amount awarded for pain and suffering is not the norm for Kentucky juries, pain and suffering including mental anguish is a valid claim for damages in personal injury claims. The personal injury attorneys at Miller and Falkner are knowledgeable about the damages you have suffered as the result of your accident and can work to get the settlement you deserve. See Reasons to Hire an Attorney for your Auto Accident Case for more information on the advantages to having an experienced personal injury attorney working on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has a personal injury claim, contact the office of Miller and Falkner. An experienced personal injury attorney can help determine what damages you are eligible for in your claim.