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A Washington, Ohio truck driver claims he was injured in a accident on January 11, 2002 near Clinton on U.S. 12. He sued the driver responsible for the accident for lost wages and pain and suffering. Daniel Terry Pitts was driving a pickup truck when he side swiped a tractor trailer. His truck then went into the path of the tractor trailer being driven by Steven Merritt.

Merritt was almost able to stop his truck, but ended up hitting Pitts. Merritt did not go to the emergency room but claims that he suffered neck and shoulder damage. He has been treated by a chiropracter once a week since the accident. He is still able to work and his income has continued to go up each year since the accident. Pitts admitted fault for the accident. The jury awared Merritt $93.600 for lost wages.

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