$600,000 Car Accident Settlement
Personal Injury / Car Accident
Tragic Head-On Collision Resolved Among Teenage Victims
Breakdown: For Breanna Millard, $50,000 from Shelter and $250,000 from State Farm;
for Jessica Hendrix, $45,000 from Shelter and $200,000 from State Farm;
$50,000 from State Farm for Quentin Simmons; $5,000 from Shelter for Logan Frank
Venue: Carroll County Circuit Court
Case Number/Date: 12CR-CC00128/October 4, 2012
Judge: David H. Miller
Insurers: Shelter Mutual Insurance Company for Quentin Simmons; State Farm Mutual
Automobile Insurance for Logan Frank
Caption: Jessica Hendrix and Breanna Millard v. Logan Frank and Quentin Simmons
Plaintiff's Attorney: James Montee, Montee Law Firm, P.C., St. Joseph, for Jessica Hendrix
and Breanna Millard; Terry Tolbert, Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave, LLC,
Springfield, for Quentin Simmons
Defendants' Attorneys: Christopher Rackers, Schreimann Rackers Francka & Blunt, Jefferson
City, for Quentin Simmons; James Sanders, Wallace Sanders Austin Brown
& Enochs, Chtd., Kansas City, for Logan Frank
Kansas City, Missouri auto accident attorney James Montee has reached a
settlement on behalf of his clients for injuries received in a Carroll
County, Missouri automobile accident.
On March 11, 2012 at noon two cars collided head-on near the center of
County Road 281 in rural Carroll County, Missouri. After mediation the
four victims of the crash resolved their competing claims for insurance
policy limits on the two vehicles.
Quentin Simmons, age 19, was driving a 2000 Ford Escort with passengers
Jessica Hodge, age 17, and Breanna Millard, age 16. The other vehicle
was driven by Logan Frank, age 18.
Quentin Simmons expired at the scene as a result of the collision. Breanna
Millard suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple orthopedic injuries
including hip and pelvic fractures. Jessica Hendrix suffered a left hip
dislocation, pelvic fracture, aortic aneurysm, and small bowel resection.
Logan Frank received moderate injury.
The Simmons vehicle was insured by Shelter Insurance with policy limits
of 50/100. The Frank vehicle was insured by State Farm with policy limits
of 250/500. All parties agreed to a mediation to apportion the $600,000
The two passengers with significant injuries were awarded the greatest
shares, Breanna Millard the full $300,000 possible and Jessica Hendrix
$245,000. The wrongful death claim of Quentin Simmons was resolved for
$50,000 and Logan Frank's claim received $5,000.