Matthew John Lennig v. CRST, et al.


01/22/18 – 02/21/18


A California state court jury slapped a trucking company with a $52.84 million verdict on Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two brothers who suffered traumatic brain injuries when a big rig truck crossed a road’s centerline and hit their car head-on.

Plaintiffs Matthew and Michael Lennig sued CRST, Inc. following the collision in 2014 that they claimed left them with TBIs, PTSD, and serious back and arm injuries. CRST’s driver, Hector Contreras, admitted liability for the accident, leaving the jury to determine only the appropriate amount of compensation. The jury’s verdict far surpasses CRST’s highest settlement offer of $11.5 million, according to the Lennigs’ attorney Brian Parish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP.

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Matthew Lennig

future medical 1,845,485
past LOE 266,429
future loe 1,533,856
past non-economic 10,000,000
future non-economic 20,000,000

Michael Lennig

future medical 2,200,000
past LOE 93,624
future LOE 448,980
past non-economic 7,000,000
future non-economic 9,500,000



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