A St. Louis postal worker who suffered personal injuries after a car accident was awarded $2 million in a settlement. The injured man was a 44 year old postal worker, who was sitting in his automobile at a red light when he was rear ended by a driver who was distracted by his cell phone and did not see stopped traffic. The distracted driver was dialing the phone or looking for a phone number when the car accident occurred.
The injured driver suffered pain in his shoulders and neck, as well as a herniated disc in his neck, and a brachial plexus injury to his right arm. This is a form of nerve damage that probably occurred in this case due to the seat belt causing his right arm to be hyperextended.
In other Missouri personal injury cases, a slip and fall victim in Kansas City received $225,000 from a jury for his injuries he sustained after falling in a puddle of water in a parking garage. The fall left the slip and fall victim requiring surgery on his leg, including inserting plates and screws into the leg. Apparently, the roof of this particular parking garage had a long history of leaks, which led to standing water in walkways in the garage.