$2,000,000 Verdict in Missouri for Sheriff's Deputy Who Collides with Improperly Transported Manufactured Home Convoy

July 2000

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A sheriff's deputy and his wife were vacationing near the Ozarks in Missouri when their vehicle struck a flatbed trailer transporting a manufactured home.

The collision caused traumatic brain injury eventually resulting in the loss of his employment and other neurological problems.

Attorney David Phillips was able to find numerous statutory violations committed by the transportation company in proper safeguards associated with the convoy.

A neuropsychologist explained the finding of neurological deficits.

The verdict was reduced to $1,460,000 after appeal.

 Missouri Court of Appeals Decision

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David R. Phillips

An experienced attorney, David R. Phillips, has been in practice for over 28 years. His clients reside primarily in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties in Indiana; he can also refer clients to colleagues in Illinois when appropriate. Prior to his present firm in Chesterton, Phillips had practiced at one of the area's most prominent, large law firms and has experience representing clients in civil litigation and insurance cases. He has successfully represented clients in dozens of jury trials throughout Indiana. In his family law practice, he takes the collaborative approach to law whenever possible, leading to the best possible outcome for all involved. His passion for justice, freedom, and civil rights drive him to maintain his personal integrity and the dignity of his clients in every case. He strives to keep the individual needs of each client first and foremost. Phillips has been 'Highly Rated' by his peers and honored as 'Notable in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.' Phillips is the architect of four separate jury verdicts of $500,000 or more including a $1,750,000 Wrongful Death jury verdict and a $1,460,000 jury verdict for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) client. Phillips is active in his community by coaching and advocating for youth sports. He coached youth baseball for over 8 years, and continues to be involved as an assistant. An animal lover, he spends free time outdoors with his family and one, or more, of his three dogs. With its natural beauty and serene trails, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is his favorite hiking spot.

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