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Woman gets $250,000 Settlement From Minor Car Accident

Woman gets $250,000 Settlement From Minor Car Accident

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 5-Oct-2012

The Victim was hit by a young girl driving her mother's car who failed to yield to her while pulling out of a gas station. Our client's vehicle had minor damage of $1,000.00 and the other car only had $100 in damage. Our client immediately felt back pain and went to Kaiser and treated for months with no relief. She had an MRI which showed lumbar damage and she went outside of Kaiser for a 2nd opinion. The surgeon recommended low back surgery which the client reluctantly underwent. The insurance company for the girl refused to pay our client and forced us to sue the girl and her mother. The Dunnion Law Firm was able to secure the policy limits of $100,000 for the client. Unfortunately, the girl and her mother had no assets to pursue. Luckily, our client had Uderinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage of $250,000.

However, the client's insurance company refused to pay any additional money to our client because they did not believe she was injured in the accident and did not believe that she could not work after the accident. She was forced to demand UIM arbitration and sue our client's insurance company. After months of fighting, they only offered $44K and refused to pay her the full amount available of $150K. The company took the client's deposition and that of the bookkeeper for the client's family business. The depositions were complicated and not only dealt with the client's medical issues, but also with the client's business operations requiring the analysis of profit/loss statements, payroll, business expenses, taxes, and other business related matters. The deposition took nearly a full day and by the end of the day, the insurance company attorney realized The Dunnion Law Firm was so fully prepared that he would be no match for their superior skills. They paid the full $150K within ten days of the deposition.

If you are ever hurt in an accident, you need lawyers who know how to fight insurance companies, how to deal with complex legal and medical issues, and how to negotiate and convince the insurance company to pay you what is right. You need The Dunnion Law Firm to fight for you. Call us - it's just that easy.