(5/23/12) A man and his attorneys will get over two-million-dollars, after he became permanently disabled while getting poisoned in a recreational vehicle in Wisconsin. 60-year-old Larry Brenke of Riga Michigan is getting payments from four companies which settled a lawsuit connected with his R-V trip to Tomah in 2009.
Brenke and another man joined concrete builder Al Smith at a tractor-pulling event. But after the first night they were there, Brenke and Smith were found unconscious – and the third man was disoriented. Brenke’s attorney, Courtney Morgan, called the legal settlement a good result. But she said no amount of money could make up for the injury Brenke suffered on his trip. Four defendants agreed to pay the victim. Smith and his concrete firm are paying a million dollars. Cobra Truck, the Michigan firm that built the custom R-V, is paying another million. Companies that inspected the unit and installed a carbon monoxide alarm agreed to total settlements of 75-thousand dollars.