There is not much that is more frustrating than being hurt by someone else’s negligence, then being hurt again when they (and their insurance company) refuse to take responsibility and make things right.
Below are a selection of results from cases we have handled. Every case is unique and no two negotiations will be exactly the same. Call, text, or email to discuss your specific case.
After a commercial truck made a negligent wide turn onto a county road, right into my client’s path of travel, the driver incorrectly blamed my client for coming across the middle line. The other driver blaming my client meant hiring experts to inspect both vehicles, as well as the scene, to then create a reconstruction of the crash. After filing suit and taking depositions, the case resolved favorably at mediation, with the driver giving up the argument that my client was at fault. She finally received full policy limits offers from the other driver's insurance, as well as her own UIM policy, to resolve her case.
At dusk on a fall evening, a driver turned out of a parking lot across 4 lanes of traffic in front of my client. After causing a crash that totaled both cars, instead of taking responsibility, the other driver blamed my client for not having his headlights on. The case required multiple specialists for my client to treat his injuries, a defense hired doctor to perform a separate medical examination, and multiple depositions to determine fault. Our expert then created a reconstruction of the crash scene. At mediation, the other driver’s insurance company finally paid their policy limits, and my client’s underinsured coverage paid an amount that recognized the severity of his injuries.
After running a red light and causing a t-bone collision with my client, the other driver blamed the sun for causing her to not see the red light. Her insurance company backed her up and forced a lawsuit. After months of specialist visits, her own deposition, and the other driver’s deposition, my client finally received a full policy limits offer to resolve her case.
After my client tripped on a dangerous walkway, the business blamed her for not looking at the ground as she walked. The company also argued that her injury was not caused from her fall, but offered no alternative explanation. After six depositions, two hired experts for my client, and one hired expert by the defense, the case settled at mediation for an amount that made the company finally take responsibility for not having better procedures to identify and remove trip hazards on the property.
After my client slipped on wet floors at a business, the business blamed her for not looking at the ground as she walked. After five depositions, the case settled at mediation for an amount that made the company finally take responsibility for not having better procedures to identify wet floors and make them safe for its customers.
After causing a hit-and-run freeway collision, a young driver’s insurance company refused to offered 40% of the policy limits to pay for my clients’ medical care and injuries — an amount that did not even cover their full medical bills. After filing suit and taking depositions in the case, the insurance company paid the full policy limits in response to a final offer to settle the case.
My client was a passenger in a car that was t-boned on the passenger side, causing significant shoulder pain. After a low pre-litigation offer, we filed suit and conducted depositions. Following depositions, before mediation, the other driver’s insurance, my client’s underinsured motorist insurance company, and my client’s driver’s underinsured motorist insurance company all issued full policy limits offers.
As a large company’s 18 wheeler sped through a construction zone on the highway at night, my client’s spouse was entering the highway. A large crash ensued, and the company blamed my client’s spouse’s merge attempt as the cause of the crash. We were able to resolve the case through mediation.