Larry Cheers – $550,000 Settlement
Larry Cheers was traveling on his motorcycle, wearing his helmet, when the adverse driver, driving a company truck, made a left turn and hit Larry’s bike head on. Larry was thrown from his bike with such force that his helmet cracked and came off.
Larry was life-flighted to VUMC and suffered multiple injuries including: closed head injury, bilateral frontal contusion, subarachnoid hemorrhage, some seizure activity, open left tibia fracture with surgery, right eye surgery, left scapula and bilateral rib fractures with pulmonary contusion, L1 to L5 transverse process fractures, and right and left tears to the medial meniscus. Medical bills exceeded $220,000.
As Larry’s representative, our firm filed a lawsuit in the Rutherford County Circuit Court (Case Number 48972) against the adverse driver and the company the driver was working for at the time of the accident. The case was settled at mediation for $550,000.
Note: The firm erroneously ran a commercial on the Cheers case that displayed the incorrect settlement amount.