A Monterey man was walking to downtown Monterey when a woman made a left
turn, not watching for
pedestrians in the crosswalk, and struck the man throwing him into the air and onto
the sidewalk. The woman left the scene but was identified by witnesses
and subsequently brought back to the scene of the accident. The woman,
having been prevented from fleeing the scene and avoiding liability, then
attempted to blame the pedestrian saying he was crossing against a red
light. The problem with her story, however, was that if the pedestrian
had a red light then so did she.
The woman’s insurance company picked up right where she left off,
claiming the man was not injured in this accident. The man had a pre-existing
condition that was aggravated by this accident. The insurance company
correctly pointed out that the condition was not caused by the accident.
The x-rays showed the pre-existing condition and the insurance company
initially denied any serious injury was sustained.
The Dunnion Law Firm knew how to deal with this situation. The man was provided the name of
a local orthopedic surgeon who, after a thorough examination of his condition
and history, prepared a report, which documented the extent of the aggravation
and pointed out the extensive treatment the man needed to receive because
of the accident and not because of the pre-existing condition. Faced with
the correct ammunition presented by The Dunnion Law Firm, the insurance
company had no alternative but to tender its insured’s policy limits.
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