Manuel De Jesus Garcia v. Mark Michaud

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Case Name

Manuel De Jesus Garcia v. Mark Michaud

Type of Injury



Truck Driver


Travis County, Texas


The case settled shortly before trial for $2.25 million, which was the combined policy limit. The primary coverage was $250,000, and the excess coverage was $2 million.

Verdict Amount


Case Details

On July 25, 2013, plaintiff Manuel De Jesus Garcia, a truck driver, was riding a 2012 Yamaha Star motorcycle south on North Lamar Boulevard, in Austin. Mark Michaud, in a 2011 Infiniti FX35 sport utility vehicle, was eastbound on West 5th Street. Michaud ran a red light at North Lamar Boulevard and struck Garcia, who sustained a head injury and a broken leg.

Garcia sued Michaud for negligently running a red light, failing to yield the right of way, failing to keep a proper lookout, driving too fast and failing to brake or turn to avoid the collision. Michaud got a ticket for running the light.

The defense was not strongly disputing liability.