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Minor Sideswipe Results in $100,000 Settlement for Young Self-employed Mover

Minor Sideswipe Results in $100,000 Settlement for Young Self-employed Mover

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 25-Apr-2014

A young self-employed mover from Fresno was driving his wife on an errand on a sunny weekend morning. Suddenly a teenaged driver changed lanes unsafely and sideswiped their vehicle. The property damage was so minor on both cars that no one thought to call the police. Several days later the young man went to urgent care, only to be rejected because the clinic would not take car accident victims. He started treatment with a chiropractor. After a few weeks he noticed that his knee was not getting better and an MRI showed a tear in his knee. When he contacted the other driver’s insurance company, the adjuster assumed he was not hurt because there was no police called to the scene. The adjuster did not believe his knee injury was from this accident. The young man contacted the attorneys at The Dunnion Law Firm; he was told to focus on his recovery and the firm would handle the insurance company. Dunnion quickly got the driver’s $15,000 insurance policy paid. However, Dunnion would find unreasonable resistance from the client’s own insurance company. That adjuster blamed a prior knee injury, not the accident. After a few months of litigation, the client’s insurance company and their defense attorney finally relented to Dunnion’s pre-trial onslaught. The young man was offered the rest of the $100,000 in insurance monies under his policy. No insurance company, whether it is the other driver’s or our client’s, will be allowed to act unreasonably in compensating an accident victim for their injuries, and The Dunnion Law Firm will fight any insurance company who would dare to do this.

Categories: Auto Accident