Car Accidents are already complex lawsuits. Determining fault, the amount of the medical expenses that relate to the accident, and the amounts of recovery that can be obtained from the insurance policy versus the number of medical expenses that have to be covered add additional layers. But what happens when you add in poorly tied down playground equipment, a median wall, and two additional vehicles?
A case like this might seem impossibly complex, but
In 2010, Wills was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that happened on
The playground equipment in the back of the truck was covered under the homeowner's insurance policy. This means that when the equipment fell out of the vehicle and struck Wills' car, the homeowner's insurance policy then also became liable for the damages caused to Wills. Gary was able to establish this coverage and the homeowners insurance company was required to cover the damages.
Court documents allege that the driver's daughter was responsible for tying down the playground equipment but failed to properly do so, which subsequently resulted in the equipment falling out of the back of the truck and causing the accident that injured Wills. Gary pursued a recovery against the daughter as well for this alleged action.
Gary was able to collect a
Here is a direct link to the article on Burger Law, as well as a related article from the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly with the case number 11SL-CC00410/June 1, 2012.