Michael Rader resolved a Missouri automobile accident case for $4,900,000.00.  Mr. Rader’s client was driving his pickup truck westbound on Interstate 470 as the defendant drove his car eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate.  At the time, the defendant was returning to a local Kansas City hotel after a business meeting during a work trip. The defendant driver was driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.386 — almost five times the legal limit.   The Plaintiff sued the defendant driver and his employer, in Jackson County Circuit Court following the collision.  The BFR&G litigation team completed significant discovery and policy analysis focused on coverage and agency issues to prevent an argument that the defendant was acting outside the course and scope of his employment at the time of the crash.  In addition, Rader said taking the time to determine the full extent of the Plaintiff’s injuries and economic damages was crucial.  “This case was no different than any other in that we only get one opportunity to make a difference for our clients, and it is vital to make it count,” Rader said.  Insurance companies representing the defendants agreed to a global settlement during a pretrial mediation.