Myers v. The Brickman Group, Ltd.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

Palmer proves extensive and complex damages by creating "documentary" film.

On November 13, 2003, Peggy Myers, age 39, was driving her two kids home after school. Peggy taught at Canaan Elementary in Plain City, Ohio. In 2001, she had been a Disney Teacher of the Year finalist. An employee of Urban Environments, Inc., had loosely tied down two sections of a privacy fence in the back of a company pickup truck. As he drove toward Peggy at 55 mph, the fence sailed out of his truck and crashed through her windshield, hitting her in the face below her forehead. Her daughter, aged four, was hit in the eye with debris. Her son, aged two, watched in horror as his lifeless mother, his sister and he slowly drifted into a cornfield before coming to a stop. Peggy's life was saved. She underwent multiple surgeries to reconstruct her entire facial bony structure. Her mouth will not open normally. It is a daily effort to try to eat and take care of her needs. Her vision was dramatically impaired. She can no longer pursue her passion of teaching. The case was settled for a confidential amount in a private mediation shortly before trial.