Plaintiff Hit By Driver Using Cell Phone Recovers For Disabling Injury - Dallas, Texas
A man who was struck head-on by a truck driver who was on his cell phone was awarded $14.4 million for his disabling injuries. In 2007, Glen Kroeger, then 50, was driving his van when Christopher Bevis struck his vehicle head-on while Bevis was using a cell phone in his box truck. Bevis was convicted of reckless driving. He did not appear at the civil trial, and a default judgment was entered. Kroeger fractured his left humerus and crushed his left ankle. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury, causing difficulties with recognition, speech and processing questions. He claimed he can no longer work and requires daily assistance. The court awarded Kroeger $10.4 million in damages and awarded his wife $4 million for loss of consortium.