South Carolina plaintiff lawyers Thad L. Myers and Cheryl F. Perkins of Whetstone Myers have won an $8 million settlement for their client, Brian Moore, who was severely injured in a car accident. Brian was a 19-year old star football player and Olympic quality weightlifter in June 2007 when his car went out of control and crashed. At the time, the road was being widened and resurfaced by Boggs Paving, under a contract with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
Boggs was laying dirt to dress the shoulders that day when a summer thunderstorm interrupted the workers progress, causing the dirt to turn to mud. Brian’s car went out of control when it struck the mud. In addition, Boggs had failed to lay temporary striping, as required under its contract. Brian suffered paraplegia and a severe brachial plexus injury to his dominant arm.
Boggs Paving was represented by John C. Bruton Jr. and John M. Florence Jr. of Haynsworth Sinkler and Gray T. Culbreath of Collins Lacy. In addition, H. Ronald Stanley represented the South Carolina Department of Transportation.