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Date: 08-16-2000

Case Style: Kevin Lordahl v. Johnny Gibson and Mid-Continent Casualty Company

Case Number: C-99-899

Judge: Bartheld

Court: District Court, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Monte Brown of Brown, Brown & Wilson, McAlester, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: David Landers of The Law Offices of Steven Crittenden, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Description: Automobile accident. Plaintiff was a pedestrian in the parking lot of a convenience store when he was hit by Defendant's truck on August 31, 1997. Plaintiff suffered injury to the knee which required surgery 3 months after the accident. Past medical expenses were $7,994.09 and lost wages were $1,817.10. Defendant admitted liability but contested the nature and extent of the damages. Prior to trial Defendant offered the sum of $14,570.00 to settle plaintiff's claims. At trial Plaintiff requested the sum of $60,000.00.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $14,000.00.

Plaintiff's Experts: Dr. Thomas Craven, orthopedic surgeon

Defendant's Experts: Dr. Sami Framjee, orthopedic surgeon.

Comments: none

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