Brooke Anderson came to us after her St. Louis County crash.
When Brooke was waiting to turn left at a green light, she noticed that the woman in the car at the other side of the intersection seemed to be asleep at the wheel.
After a time, Brooke proceeded through the intersection, at which point the other woman sped forward and hit Brooke. Since the other driver technically had the right of way, it made our case interesting.
What we knew for sure was that the other driver did not appear to be completely cognizant at the scene. In fact, the police requested a toxicology report. Brooke was seriously injured in the crash, and was unable to work.
When the other driver’s toxicology reports came back, they indicated medications in her system, but she claimed that they were taken as prescribed.
Much of what we do as attorneys involves detective work when something like this arises. If we can’t get to the bottom of the facts on our own, we hire experts to help us. After some investigation, our experts were able to determine that the woman either took too many pills, or took them too close to the time that she got behind the wheel. This discovery, and clear violation of the law, helped us secure a settlement that would provide for Brooke’s medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Learn more about what it was like to work on Brooke's case from her attorney, Lindsay Rakers, in this video.