Verdict: $1.4 million dollar verdict against the United States Post Office on behalf of a 15-year-old motorcycle rider.

A young man was traveling near a country road, on a dirt bike, and was struck by a rural postal carrier. The plaintiff sustained a closed head injury, along with a number of orthopedic injuries from the accident. Although he healed, the young man’s injuries will affect him for the rest of his life.

The postal service, aka the government, stated that the young man was on the road and was at fault as he was not properly licensed. Our argument; he was not on the road, not at fault the government was liable for our clients’ damages.

An accident reconstructionist was retained. He recreated the scene and proved that our client was not on the road. After fierce litigation, we were able to secure a substantial verdict to take care of the young man’s long term care, his past medical bills, and compensate him for his noneconomic damages including pain and suffering from his permanent injuries.

The $1.4 million dollar verdict made a real difference in our client’s life, making it a little easier for him and his family to put the accident behind them.


At The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims. We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals who have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence. We know the costs – financial, physical, and emotional – that victims and their families are left facing.

You and your family should not be held responsible for the considerable expenses associated with medical care, lost wages, and more. Our compassionate and experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss your case with us in more detail, contact us today for a free consultation by calling 816-531-6006.