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Case of the Month August 2017

Jury Awards $419K for Centerline Violation MVA

Hansen v. Salfi

Case Type:
Vehicle Negligence - Truck Accident
Vehicle Negligence - Head-On Collision

Specific Liability:
Operated the truck too fast for the snowy conditions

General Injury:
Multiple Rib Fractures
Unspecified Leg Fracture

Jurisdiction:
State: Wisconsin
Court: Circuit Court of Wisconsin, Eighth Judicial District, Door County.


Case Name:
Hansen v. Salfi; Village of Ephraim

Docket/File Number:
2015-CV-000043

Result Amount:
$419,056


Result Date:
August 25, 2016

Judge:
D. Todd Ehlers

Attorneys:
Plaintiff: Ralph J. Tease, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Milwaukee, WI
Plaintiff: Byron B. Conway, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Green Bay, WI
Defendant: Megan Barbara, Silton Seifart Carlson S.C., Appleton, WI

Result Type:
Jury Trial

Experts:
Plaintiff: Orthopedic Surgeon: Limoni, Robert, M.D., BayCare Clinic, Green Bay, WI
Defendant: Emergency Medicine: Wojciehoski, Randall, D.O., Ministry Medical Group Emergency Medicine, Stevens Point, WI

Breakdown of Award:
$419,056
Compensatory Pain & Suffering: $419,056
Total Compensatory Award: $419,056
Comparative Negligence Percentage: 0

Summary of Facts:
According to the plaintiff's attorney, Russell Salfi, an adult male, claimed he suffered a fractured right leg and fractured ribs as a result of an automobile collision in which his vehicle was struck by a truck operated by defendant Russell Salfi in the course of his employment with defendant Village of Ephraim. The plaintiff alleged the Salfi operated the truck too fast for the snowy conditions and crossed the centerline.

Court: Circuit Court of Wisconsin, Eighth Judicial District, Door County.

Westlaw Citation:
2016 WL 9175830


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