Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley Procures $2,239,366.26 Verdict Awarded to Monterey Park Police Officer

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Jury awards Monterey Park Police Department Sergeant injured in traffic accident monetary compensation.

December 13, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury in Glendale, CA awarded a Monterey Park Police Department Sergeant and his wife $2,239,366.26 after he was severely injured in a traffic accident in 2009.

According to court documents, Scott Wiese, a 26-year veteran and sergeant, suffered severe injuries while on-duty for the City of Monterey Park. An Athens Services truck, driving on the wrong side of the street, pulled in front of Officer Wiese and slammed into his motorcycle causing significant orthopedic and urological injuries. Athens Services is a City of Industry-based waste collection and recycling services company.

"We are hopeful that the verdict will convince Athens that they need to properly train and route their drivers so they do not pose dangers to the public by driving on the wrong side of the road," said Gregory Bentley, Mr. Weise's attorney.

The case is Wiese et al. v. Athens Disposal Company, Inc. et al. (Case No. GC044216, LA Superior Court). According to the complaint filed, as a result of his injuries, officer Wiese fractured both wrists and severely bruised his pelvis. More specifically, he suffered bilateral comminuted wrist fractures and a torn urethra.

"This award will allow Mr. Weise and his wife to handle the lifelong medical care which he now requires," Mr. Bentley added. "Mr. Weise dedicated over a quarter-century to serving the greater good of his community; this verdict now gives him and his family the opportunity to move forward with life."

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