A 56 year old union tradesman came to Sauter Sullivan after being involved in a highway collision with a commercial vehicle that caused serious personal injury. In this rear-end collision, the force of the impact of the commercial vehicle into the rear of the gentleman’s car resulted in the man’s knee violently striking the dashboard of his vehicle.
Knee surgery was required, and the man incurred over $40,000 in medical expenses. To make matters worse, after the surgery, doctors instructed him not to return to the union trade he had been performing his whole life; his injured knee could no longer stand the laborious demands of his lifelong profession. The union tradesman contacted the Attorneys at Sauter Sullivan in St. Louis, Missouri. Christopher Geldmacher, an attorney at the firm, filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of the gentleman. On the eve of the trial, Geldmacher and his client reached a $300,000 settlement with the company responsible for the commercial vehicle in the accident.