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Uninsured 23 Year Old Collects $50,000

Uninsured 23 Year Old Collects $50,000

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 20-Aug-2012

A 23 year old Visalia man and some friends decided to go out to a local bar to hang out on a Wednesday night. The bar was serving 8 oz cups of beer for.50 cents. The 23 year old had about 6 beers at the time that he noticed there was fighting just outside the door. There were quite a few participants engaged with the security guards. He saw a security guard spraying Mace on several of the combatants and particularly a friend of his that was on the ground. The 23 year old went back into the bar to get his other friend. The fighting and the macing continued. He took his friend across the parking lot to his vehicle. As they were crossing the parking lot one of the young men that had been maced got in his car an was speeding through the parking lot. The vehicle struck the now frightened 23 year old with its side mirror knocking him to the ground. The Visalia police department was called and they chased down the reckless driver and arrested him. Among other charges he was found to be uninsured. The 23 year old was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released with injury to his face and foot. Because he had no health insurance he did not know what to do and called The Dunnion Law Firm. The attorney and staff assigned to the case determined that he had no automobile insurance or health insurance to pay his bills. Follow up treatment was arranged by a local healthcare provider on a lien. The team then established that his primary residence was with his grandmother who did have a $50,000.00 uninsured motorist policy of insurance with a well known company. Much to the surprise and joy of the young man the Dunnion Law Firm’s attorney was able to establish that he was a resident relative and as such was insured under the policy. Ultimately, he received the entire available limit for his pain, suffering and economic damages arising from the incident in the bar parking lot.

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