On an early spring afternoon, our client was driving her Toyota Prius on a remote Madera County road when she saw the most frightening sight in front of her: a vehicle heading directly towards her, with no sign of its driver. Our client slammed on her brakes in an attempt to avoid the driver-less vehicle, and at the same moment the defendant driver, who had bent down to pick up something on the floor of the vehicle, noticed he had crossed over the center line into our client’s lane, and swerved to avoid the collision. Unfortunately, it was too late. He hit our client’s vehicle head-on, rendering it a total loss. Once he exited his vehicle, it was clear that the defendant was intoxicated. Our client called the police, and the defendant was arrested.
As a result of the drunk driver’s very bad choices, our client suffered a re-aggravation of pre-existing neck and back injuries, headaches, a sprained wrist, and severe bruising to her chest and shoulder as a result of her seatbelt restraint. She required months of chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and eventually epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks to help dampen her persistent pain and discomfort. She knows she will never be 100% healed, but the treatment she received does allow her to live a more comfortable life.
Unfortunately for our client, whose medical bills totaled more than $56,000, the drunk driver who caused the accident was only insured up to $15,000. The Dunnion Law Firm quickly collected the drunk driver’s $15,000, and didn’t stop there. They negotiated with the client’s own insurance carrier for an additional $40,000 settlement under her under-insured motorist and medical payments coverage. Even with the additional insurance proceeds, our client still didn’t have enough to pay all her bills. The Dunnion Law Firm worked tirelessly with the victim’s medical providers to convince them to take less than they were owed. After it was all said and done, the settlement obtained by the Dunnion Law Firm was enough to allow the client to pay all of her bills, and still walk away with over $13,000 in her pocket. If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, and want the most aggressive representation around, call The Dunnion Law Firm immediately.