Powers v. Driscoll

Michael L. Werner

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:$1,300,000 while jury was deliberating

Description:031On September 21, 2006, Danielle Driscoll was driving northbound on Pea Ridge Road when her two right tires went off the road onto the shoulder. She then attempted to re-enter the roadway, however, lost control of her vehicle, crossed the double yellow line and crashed into a vehicle occupied by Plaintiff, William Matthew Powers. As a direct and proximate cause of this wreck, Mr. Powers suffered from a femur fracture and subsequently compartment syndrome. Mr. Powers incurred approximately $200,000 of medical bills and was left with a twelve inch scar from the compartment syndrome. The defendants had offered $875,000 before trial claiming that a grater verdict in Greene County would be highly unlikely. The jury deliberated approximately two hours when the defendants offered the policy limits of $1,300,000.