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Dunnion Law Firm Persuades Carrier to Pay Policy Limits in Spite of Initial Denial of Claim

Dunnion Law Firm Persuades Carrier to Pay Policy Limits in Spite of Initial Denial of Claim

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 20-Apr-2011

In April 2009 a three year old boy ran across the street in front of his house to join his brothers playing in a park across the street. Unfortunately, a woman driving a large Dodge Hemi was coming down the street at the same time. She did not see the boy in the street and smacked into his head, crushing his skull and causing a serious brain injury. Doctors were able to open up the skull and stop the progression of brain bleeding and after some time in a coma, the boy started to recover. The woman’s carrier denied the claim, stating there was "no negligence on our driver" and "we spoke to the mother of the child and she agreed that our driver had no negligence and stated no claim would be made." But the bills were enormous and although the family had health insurance, even the deductibles and co-payments were beyond their ability to pay. Dunnion attorneys were able to turn this around for the familyby investigating and documenting what actually happened out on the street and show that the driver could not have seen the boy due to the size of her truck and the configuration of the sun. She was literally blinded by the sun and surrounded by blind spots to the point that that she should have been proceeding with the utmost caution - which she obviously was not. After reviewing the attorney’s evidence, the carrier paid the policy limits of $100,000.00.