Pamela Allen, a 48-year-old resident of Lockwood, Missouri was driving on Main Street in Joplin on December 5, 2005. Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Marshall rear-ended Allen’s car as the two approached stopped traffic at an intersection.
Marshall claimed his brakes failed, and he was forced to activate the emergency brake, but still ended up colliding with Allen’s back bumper. About $900 was done in property damage to Allen’s car.
Allen sustained a herniated disk in her cervical spine, which required surgery. After surgery she still suffered from pain radiating from her spine into her arms. After filing a personal injury suit, Marshall testified about the brake problem he had encountered, and department records showed that the cruiser received a full brake repair after the collision.
Allen was compensated for her $35,000 in medical bills and lost wages, plus pain and suffering. Personal injury attorney A.W. Smith, based out of Columbia, MO was able to secure a $150,000 settlement just two weeks before trial.
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