When an elderly pedestrian was struck by a vehicle backing out of a parking spot at a Louisville grocery story, she suffered a brain injury, fractures and other injuries. The accident changed the client's life from independent, involved grandmother to nursing home resident.
The most fortunate aspect of this claim is that the vehicle that struck the client was a company vehicle that had a $1 Million policy limit. We were able to collect the $1 Million limits and the personal liability limits of the individual operating the vehicle and the underinsured motorist limits available to the client through her own automobile.
Rearender by drunk driver on the Gene Snyder Expressway in Louisville, KY causes gas tankexplosion resulting in fire and disfiguring burns to two children sitting in the back seat and minorinjuries to parents in front seat. In addition to collecting policy limits from the drunk driver, amultimillion dollar settlement was reached with the car manufacturer due to the defective designof the vehicle that allowed a simple rear-end accident to cause a gas tank fire because thespare tire was placed next to the tank.
Client suffers multiple foot fractures to same foot due to car accident. $100,000.00 policy limitsof at fault driver is collected, but no underinsured motorist coverage claim could be madebecause client declined this coverage.
Client struck by woman who drove through stop sign while grieving for sick husband. Client hadprevious history of neck and back injuries, which caused insurance company to refuse to offer areasonable amount to settle claim. Lawsuit had to be filed and claim was settled for$100,000.00 policy limits. Client did not have underinsured motorist coverage and, therefore,that claim could not be made.
Man working at Home Depot was demonstrating use of a chair to a customer when it collapsedcausing him to injure his shoulder requiring arthroscopic surgery. A claim was made against themanufacturer of the chair, but they refused to accept responsibility for the chair. A federallawsuit was filed and a settlement was reached for $60,000.00. The key to the success of thiscase was a picture I asked the client to take of the defective chair before Home Depot disposedit.
Woman suffered neck and back soft tissue injuries and insurance company made a low offer of$15,000.00. Lawsuit was filed and a settlement was reached for $47,500.00 and the key to thissettlement was the performance of the client during her deposition. She was very sympatheticand believable as she explained the daily pain and treatment that she endures.
Motorcyclist injured when attacking dog knocks him off motorcycle as he travels back roads inJessamine County. Apparently, the dog was annoyed by the noise created by the motorcycle.Insurance company for the dog owned disputed the claim and litigation was necessary. Claimwas settled for more than $200,000.00 and the key to the case was an eye witness, who livednearby and saw the accident a few seconds after it happened and had observed the dogattempt to attack other motorcyclists.
Client drives car into train parked across the road at night in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Clientsuffered fractured shoulder and leg among other injuries. Case was settled for $250,000.00during a mediation. During mediation, train company showed a reenactment video for thepurpose of proving that the client should have seen the train and stopped, but the video didmore to prove his claim and helped the case settle.
Rearender car accident causing client to have back surgery was settled without the need oflitigation for $275,000.00.
Client received multiple leg fractures in a multiple impact car accident with disputes regardingliability. Claim was settled for $175,000.00 from two different insurance companies, but recoverywas limited to the limited amount of insurance available.
Client was rearended by a Corvette and had minor leg surgery. Settlement for $147,000.00 without the need of litigation. An interesting side note this settlement is that the client cashed out his settlement check and the cash was promptly stolen and never recovered.
Elderly lady strikes client’s vehicle and dies from her injuries in the accident. Client has low back herniations and a Labram tear. Liability limits of $50,000.00 were recovered and $50,000.00 inunderinsured motorist benefits were recovered.
Serious car accident resulted in multiple foot fractures to client on one of her feet. $100,000.00 policy limits were recovered from the at fault party. An underinsured motorist claim could not be made because the client did not purchase this coverage.