A client of Carolyn Caruthers at the Sauter Sullivan law firm, a 22 year old medical student, was injured in a car accident in downtown St. Louis. She was driving through a green light when another vehicle ran a red light and struck her. The other driver was using her cell phone at the time, and was obviously distracted. Caruthers’ client suffered from knee pain and some minor cuts and bruises from the accident, causing her to see her primary care doctor and an orthopedic knee specialist. Fortunately her injuries weren’t overly serious or ongoing, but she did incur medical costs as a result of the accident. Caruthers fought with the insurance companies and reached a quick settlement that awarded her client $7600 in addition to covering all her medical bills and out of pocket expenses.