The case was mediated and all claims were resolved. Krohn and Evans obtained a $200,000 settlement for Mr. Robert Stiens, who was the operator of a truck involved in the collision. Plaintiff Shelly Swain was a passenger in the other pickup truck involved in the collision operated by Defendant Derr. Swain sued Derr and Mr. Stiens in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. Swains claims were settled for policy limits of Derrs’ and Steins’ insurance policy.
In the Jackson County case, Mr. Stiens brought a counterclaim against Derr for serious injuries Mr. Stiens sustained in the collision. Mr. Stiens sustained a laceration to the scalp, fractured vertebrae in his neck, broken ribs which were life-threatening.
In a corollary case, Dorothy Stiens, Mr. Stiens wife, sued Derr and Mr. Stiens in the Circuit Court of Holt County where the collision occurred. In the settlement, Ms. Stiens’ claims were also resolved.