head-on collisionA 30-year-old male motorcycle rider was involved in a head-on collision after a truck made a left hand turn in front of him traveling 55-60 mph in Jefferson County, Missouri.  The victim unconscious and unresponsive at the scene was life-flighted by helicopter to the hospital.  He suffered from road rash, abrasions, a torn rotator cuff, shoulder, head, neck, back, leg, teeth, and gum injuries.  The man’s injuries from being involved in a head-on collision left him unable to work for months as he underwent extensive medical treatment including two surgeries, a year of physical therapy and over $200,000 in medical bills from nearly 30 different medical providers.  His employer could not hold his job open for him, so he bounced around odd jobs before he finally found full employment again.  Carolyn Caruthers at the Sauter Sullivan law firm investigated his case, gathered his medical documentation, and assisted with medical appointments and referrals.  At the end, Caruthers negotiated a total settlement of $340,000 for her client.