PERSONAL INJURY / MOTORCYCLE
James Montee and the Montee Law Firm reached a $3 million confidential settlement with a national food chain for the Montee Law Firm’s client, who was injured when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle driven by the food chain’s 19-year-old delivery driver. The accident occurred on Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, as the delivery driver suddenly switched lanes and struck the motorcycle with the passenger side of the delivery vehicle.
The plaintiff was thrown over the top of his motorcycle. He was taken by ambulance to Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, and then transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center.
As a result of the accident, the plaintiff had multiple fractures to his left leg. External fixation was employed to set the fractures, and a Foley catheter was inserted. The catheter removal resulting in severe complications. Plaintiff underwent eleven surgeries to repair his left leg, left knee, and his penis; including two surgeries to reconstruct his penis. The case was settled prior to trial, through mediation.
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