$6 Million Jury Verdict for the Catastrophic Injuries to Highway Repair Worker

Carl McNeill, an inspector for the South Carolina Department of Transportation, was standing in a designated work zone overseeing repairs to an interstate highway. Dewayne Marshall, an employee of Marketing Associates Inc., who was also working at the site, backed a truck up a ramp and struck McNeill, running over him.

McNeill, 58, suffered serious injuries, which included crushed injuries to both legs, a broken pelvis and a crushed urethra and scrotum.

He required multiple surgeries and rehabilitation and suffers ongoing pain. He is unable to return to his job in which he had earned approximately $636 per week. His medical expenses totaled more than $496,800.

McNeill sued DeWayne Marshall and Marketing Associates alleging that Marshall failed to maintain control of his vehicle and keep a proper lookout.

McNeill also claimed that Marketing Associates was liable under respondeat superior and agency theories and was directly liable for, among other claims, negligent hiring, training and supervision.

The jury’s verdict was for $6 million.

The attorneys representing Carl McNeill were Mark C. Joye and Mark Gringardner.

McNeill v. Marshall, No. 2:16-cv-191-PMD (D.S.C.).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling catastrophic injury lawsuits, work injury cases, construction site injury lawsuits, motorcycle accident lawsuits and truck accident cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Northbrook, North Riverside, Westchester, South Chicago Heights, Barrington Hills, Berkeley, Blue Island, Burr Ridge, Crete, Batavia, Matteson, Maywood, LaGrange Park, Hickory Hills, Hoffman Estates, Richton Park, Chicago (Buena Park, Bucktown, Brighton Park, Avondale, Back of the Yards, Archer Heights, Gold Coast, Humboldt Park, Little Village, Noble Square, North Ravenswood, Peterson Park, Pill Hill, Printer’s Row), Kenilworth, Justice, Markham, Palatine and Willow Springs, Ill.

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