Style of Case: Steven Reed v. Jackson Kimangu
Client: Jackson Kimangu & St. Louis County Cab
Trial End Date: 2/20/2008
Court: 20th Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, Illinois
Type of Case: Motorcycle Crash, Contributory Negligence
Judge: The Honorable Patrick Young
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case: William B. Starnes II
Plaintiff’s undisputed medical expenses were just under $28,000 for multiple non-operated facial fractures, toe fracture, abraisions, lacerations, and hematomas. In addition he sought recovery for wage loss, pain, loss of normal life and disfigurement.
The jury found for plaintiff awarding all medical expenses and an amount for pain and suffering but no other elements of damages. The jury found plaintiff to be 49 percent at fault. The net verdict for plaintiff was $32,000. Defendant had offered to pay medical expenses only before trial.
Last Demand: $300,000
Verdict: $32,000 for plaintiff.