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$510,000 at Mediation for Photographer Rear-Ended into Semi

In May 2007, a Brookfield, Wisconsin photographer was heading to work on I-894 when his Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear-ended by a large truck and pushed into a semi in front of him. Though he didn't suffer any broken bones, he did develop severe pain in his neck, lower back, and left shoulder. He underwent surgeries for his back and shoulder but was ultimately left with lasting disabilities from the accident.

The defendant trucker's insurance company hired a doctor who disputed whether the need for the surgeries and the disabilities were related to the accident. After litigation, Attorney Todd R. Korb of Hupy and Abraham in Milwaukee was able to get the case settled at mediation for $510,000.