Missouri Man Awarded $670,000 in On-the-Job Driving Injury

October 20, 2010

A Missouri jury has awarded $670,000 to a former UPS driver has been awarded $670,000 after he was rear-ended by a garbage truck and suffered a back injury.

According to court documents in Jeremy Smith v. Deffenbaugh Industries Inc., Smith was making a delivery at a bank when an employee of Deffenbaugh Industries rear-ended him. The driver admitted he was not paying attention to the road at the time of the crash.

Smith had a herniated disc, but was unable to lift the 70 pounds required by his UPS job.

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