The plaintiff was delivering heating oil to the residence of defendant Catron. While the plaintiff was filling the oil tank with his vehicle parked in the driveway, the homeowner and defendant Catron attempted to leave the property in his vehicle. The defendant failed to see the plaintiff and backed his vehicle into the oil truck pinning the plaintiff between the two vehicles, crushing plaintiff’s lower extremities.
Type of action: Personal Injury
Injuries alleged: Multiple bilateral lower extremity injuries as a result of a crush injury.
Name of case: Harris v. Catron
Court: Wythe Circuit Court
Case no.: CL 17-10
Name of judge: Judge Josiah Showalter Jr.
Date resolved: Feb. 28, 2018
Special damages: $236,852.45 in lost wages and medical bills
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: Charles A. Stacy, Bluefield, and Clinton Kegley, Wytheville
Plaintiff’s experts: Elizabeth Davis
Insurance carrier: Progressive/Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company