A veteran and former state quartermaster of his VFW post had been turning southbound on Highway 74 when he came to stop in a long line of cars because of bridge construction. He was coming from getting his cap and gown for his college graduation ceremony the next day. As he was stopped, he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer being driven by a distracted driver. He suffered fatal injuries.
Attorneys Tom Kyle and James Theisen aggressively pursued the driver and his employer. Vast amounts of time and resources were expended to pursue justice for this hero and to get every dollar deserved for the family. The case was settled only weeks before trial in a settlement conference with the magistrate judge.