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Insurance Company Not Responsive Until Lawsuit Filed

Insurance Company Not Responsive Until Lawsuit Filed

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 15-Nov-2011

The accident happened on a Sunday afternoon with Dunnion’s client stopped at a red light. A teenager coming from her left, speeding down the road, barreled through the intersection on a yellow light, going out of control and ramming into the client. The impact shattered her windshield and destroyed her car. The cars were tightly wedged together and when the boy got out he saw that gas was leaking from one of them. He screamed at our client to get out of her car. She had to push forward to un-hook the cars to get out. She was terrified she was going to be hit and die when the cars blew up. Although she was in her 70's, Dunnion’s client worked as a retail clerk and enjoyed the social aspects of her job and the addition to her income. Her physical damages were not substantial, and the insurance carrier made an offer accordingly. However, the Dunnion staff was able to substantiate the client’s mental changes after the accident–which she described as being akin to "being under attack by a tiger"–as well as the fact that at her age, even small changes in her physical well-being prevented her from going back to work. The Dunnion firm filed a law suit in response to a tepid offer; eventually the carrier paid three times the initial amount and the case settled.