Illinois Teen Injured in Bike Wreck Awarded $910K

January 23, 2014

A southwestern Illinois high school student and his parents will get $910,000 under a jury award related to injuries the teenager sustained in a bicycle accident.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that Edwardsville High School student Trevor Brady says he plans to use some of the money for college tuition. He’ll receive the money under a jury verdict last week in Madison County.

The trial involved Brady’s lawsuit against Plocher Construction Co., which was building a new office building in Alton and admitted it misplaced a steel beam that Brady hit while bicycling to middle school in March 2010.

The accident left Brady with facial injuries and missing teeth.

Brady’s lawyer argued for $3.3 million, while an attorney for Plocher suggested $250,000.

Plocher’s attorney declined to publicly discuss the verdict.

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  • January 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm
    Boonedoggle says:
    The real question is why would any underwriter with an IQ over 20 write liability coverage for any risk in Madison County, Il or neighboring St. Clair county?
  • January 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
    Dang it! Now where did I put that steel beam? Oh, well. It will turn up.
  • January 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    An adjuster says:
    If I were an agent, I'd be sending a link to this article to my personal and commercial clients to urge them to consider increasing limits and/or adding an umbrella. But of co... read more
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