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Insurance Company Adds Insult To Injury For Disabled Fresno Man

Insurance Company Adds Insult To Injury For Disabled Fresno Man

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 17-Dec-2012

A family was going to Las Vegas for a week long vacation. Mom, Son, Daughter in law, Aunt, and two cousins were taking turns driving and enjoying the escape from the pressures of everyday life and looking forward to making great new memories.

Suddenly, a blowout on I-15 north of Barstow, California, and this anticipated week long dream instantly changed into a nightmare as the family’s minivan flipped numerous times after hitting something in the roadway.

The only male in the car, who suffered from disabilities before the accident, laid unconscious on the roadway next to the minivan with a large laceration to his head. He was airlifted to a trauma center where he spent six days in the hospital trying to remember anything. When finally released from the hospital, there was great relief as he regained his memory and he understood his family was still all alive.

The family turned to the vehicle owner’s insurance company for help to financially over come this devastating life event and the second nightmare began. The insurance company told the man he could not get more medical treatment, they told him he could only collect reimbursement to Medi-Cal for his bills and offered him$15,000.00 as a full and final settlement. It took them nearly a year to even do this.

The man recovered from his injuries, but, he thought this tragic event should have more value than this and he turned to The Dunnion Law Firm seeking answers that he was not sure existed. Four months later the man was settling his claim for $100,000.00 which should have been offered to him a year earlier.

The motivation of the insurance company was obvious. Take advantage of a disabled man who they thought would not know the difference. Luckily, he did not buy what they were selling and he got advice from someone who knows - The Dunnion Law Firm.