$1.2 Million Settlement

Personal Injury / Car Wreck

May 2010
Caption: Jade Loudermilk and Hayley Cranfill v. Northtowne Hyundai, Inc., and Edward H. Hodgson
Court: Circuit Court of Clay County, Missouri
Case Number/Date: 08CY-CV09995
Judge: Rex Gabbert
Injuries: Loudermilk: Comminuted fracture of the C1 vertebrae, C7 fracture of the veterbral body, comminuted fracture of the left humerus with open reduction and internal fixation, fracture of the D12 endplate, fracture of the right radius and ulna with open reduction and internal fixation, left mandibular fracture with open reduction and internal fixation, and tracheostomy. Cranfill: Fracture of C2 and C4-5 vertebrae, with subsequent fusion of C4-5.
Plaintiff’s Attorneys: James Montee, The Montee Law Firm, P.C., St. Joseph, MO Russell C. Purvis, The Montee Law Firm, P.C., St. Joseph, MO


Kansas City, Missouri auto accident attorney James Montee, and Kansas City, Missouri auto accident attorney Russell Purvis, have reached a settlement on behalf of their clients for injuries received in a Kansas City, Missouri automobile accident.

Two Clay County, Missouri women, injured in a September 20, 2008, Kansas City, Missouri, motor vehicle accident, have reached a $1,200,000.00 settlement of a case pending in Clay County , Missouri.

Ms. Loudermilk and Ms. Cranfill were passengers in a Northtowne Hyundai vehicle, driven by Edward Hodgson, an employee of Northtowne Hyundai. While driving southbound on North Brighton Avenue, Hodgson crested a hill at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, and struck a ditch. The force of the collision caused the vehicle to flip.

As a result of the accident, Ms. Loudermilk suffered severe neck injuries, and broke bones. Ms. Loudermilk required several surgical procedures, was hospitalized for seventeen days, and was forced to endure a long and painful recovery. Ms. Cranfill also suffered severe neck injuries as a result of the accident, and required a C4-5 fusion. Ms. Cranfill was also forced to endure a long and painful recovery.

A settlement was reached under which Northtowne Hyundai’s insurance carrier settled with Ms. Loudermilk for the sum of $800,000.00, and Ms. Cranfill for the sum of $400,000.00