Early one morning in October of 2016, while it was still dark, our client
attempted to cross a state highway in order to get some milk for his baby
daughter. He was hit by an oncoming driver. His head struck the windshield
of the car causing him to flip in the air and land on his back. Fortunately,
he lived; however, in addition to a head injury, he suffered multiple
compression fractures in his lower spine as well as an abdominal injury
Based on an eyewitness at the scene who said our client darted out in front
of the driver, officers charged our client with jaywalking.
Attorney Bryan Baer at Kalka & Baer investigated further. We discovered that the eyewitness
who spoke to the police was friends with the driver and may have a bias.
We tracked down another witness who saw the driver speeding shortly before
the wreck. We performed a scene analysis which showed the driver would
have had a clear view of our client based on lighting from the nearby
Accordingly, the insurer for the driver agreed to pay its policy limits
of $100,000.00, obtaining the most money available for our client.
Kalka & Baer’s client is recovering from his injuries and was able to return back to work.