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Personal injury attorney Darryl Isaacs no longer suing driver who hit him in River Road crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville personal injury attorney Darryl Isaacs is no longer suing the driver who hit him in an accident on River Road last year.

Last week, a Jefferson circuit judge dismissed Michael Baumann of Floyds Knobs, Ind., from the suit Isaacs filed in January.

However, the suit still seeks damages from three insurance companies and an insurance agent.

Isaacs received a broken neck and head injuries on Jan. 19, 2015, when he was struck from behind by a driver on River Road in Louisville.

Isaacs was on his bicycle at the time, stopped and waiting to make a turn onto Indian Hills Trail, according to his suit.

As a result of the crash, Isaacs sustained "numerous serious and permanent physical injuries," according to the lawsuit. The suit says Isaacs, "incurred and will continue to incur in the future necessary expenses for hospital, medical and rehabilitative care, has lost income and has sustained permanent injuries and permanent impairment of his power to labor and earn money."

Among other things, the lawsuit is seeking that the insurance companies pay Isaacs and his wife $4.5 million, plus interest.

Isaacs is known to television audiences as "The Hammer" or "The Heavy Hitter" and has appeared in advertisements on WDRB. His firm has represented thousands of people who have been injured in accidents.

WDRB News spoke with Isaacs in Feb. 2015, after the accident.

"I remember being hit," Isaacs said at that time. "You know, I knew right away that I was hurt pretty bad."

The accident left Isaacs with a broken neck and some serious head injuries.

"The common theme is that I am lucky to be alive and I'm lucky that I can use my extremities and that I am walking and that I did not have brain damage," he said.

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