Woman gets $10K for crashHot Springs company makes offer to resolve case stemming from 2010 incident.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
A local woman has accepted a $10,000 offer from a Hot Springs-based cellular tower company and one of its former employees, ending a lawsuit that arose after a 2010 traffic crash in Mitchell.
Diane Reed and her attorney Timothy James, of Yankton, filed a lawsuit last summer claiming John Adam Hamilton, a former employee of Black Hills Towers LLC, acted negligently on Sept. 15, 2010, when he allegedly backed a truck owned by Black Hills Towers into Reed’s vehicle while the two were waiting at a traffic signal in the 500 block of East First Avenue.
Reed, a Davison County resident, claimed Black Hills Towers was also liable because Hamilton was working and on-duty for the company when the crash occurred, court documents say.
The offer was made and accepted Dec. 28 and was filed with the Davison County Clerk of Courts Jan. 4. The $10,000 includes attorney fees and other legal costs, court documents say.
Reed suffered physical injuries and permanent disability in the crash, which has caused “great mental and physical pain,” her complaint says.
No specific dollar amount was ever requested in Reed’s complaint, but Reed had requested payment for all past and future medical expenses related to the crash, and other general damages.