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Defendant Runs over Monterey Man, Then Her Insurance Carrier Attempts to Do it Again

Defendant Runs over Monterey Man, Then Her Insurance Carrier Attempts to Do it Again

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 2-Dec-2013

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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Categories: Pedestrian Accident