Contact Us

Contact Us

When insurance companies are looking out for themselves - we are here to look out for you

Get in touch with us

Call for a Free Consultation

Serving Central California

Specializing Exclusively in Personal Injury Since 1975

Arthritic Knee Aggravated in Car Accident Results in $100,000 Settlement

Arthritic Knee Aggravated in Car Accident Results in $100,000 Settlement

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 8-Dec-2011

A Fresno resident with his young son were involved in a front-end collision. After the collision, he contacted The Dunnion Law Firm for representation. At the scene, he felt some discomfort in his knee from hitting the dashboard, but all of his attention was to his son, who was transported by ambulance from the scene to the hospital. Over the next week, he would care for his son, ignoring his knee symptoms. When he finally saw his doctor, his doctor attributed the pain to pre-existing arthritis rather than the accident. He was treated with physical therapy, knee braces, injections, and medication for a long time as his doctors were very conservative in their care. He wanted to settle earlier than later as he had lost earnings to pay for the expenses of his family while he recovered. The Dunnion Law Firm encouraged him to wait and follow his doctors’ orders as they continued to evaluate his persisting knee pain. Fourteen months after the accident, he finally had knee surgery. The insurance company said that the surgery was due to pre-existing advanced arthritis and not trauma from a relatively modest car accident. The insurance company said he waited too long to see any doctors about his knee after the accident. Other law firms would have quickly settled for whatever they could obtain faced with these causation issues. The Dunnion Law Firm rejected any such issues, demanded payment of the entire policy limits of $100,000, and got it for this hard-working father. The Dunnion Law Firm will always go to the mat for every client, regardless of how much insurance companies will fight about the causes of injuries. Our clients deserve nothing less.

Categories: Auto Accident