Manuel De Jesus Garcia v. Mark Michaud

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Case Name

Manuel De Jesus Garcia v. Mark Michaud

Type of Injury

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, FRACTURES

Occupation

Truck Driver

Location

Travis County, Texas

Verdict

The case settled shortly before trial for $2.25 million, which was the combined policy limit. The primary coverage was $250,000, and the excess coverage was $2 million.

Verdict Amount

$2,250,000

Case Details

On July 25, 2013, plaintiff Manuel De Jesus Garcia, a truck driver, was riding a 2012 Yamaha Star motorcycle south on North Lamar Boulevard, in Austin. Mark Michaud, in a 2011 Infiniti FX35 sport utility vehicle, was eastbound on West 5th Street. Michaud ran a red light at North Lamar Boulevard and struck Garcia, who sustained a head injury and a broken leg.

Garcia sued Michaud for negligently running a red light, failing to yield the right of way, failing to keep a proper lookout, driving too fast and failing to brake or turn to avoid the collision. Michaud got a ticket for running the light.

The defense was not strongly disputing liability.