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San Jose Student on Bike Hit by a Car, the Insurance Companies Tried to Run Him over Also!

San Jose Student on Bike Hit by a Car, the Insurance Companies Tried to Run Him over Also!

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 20-Oct-2014

A 17 year old senior in high school was riding his bike to school one morning. As he reached the end of the bike path, he stopped, looked both directions and then started across the turn lane to get to the school directly across the street. A car that was stopped to proceed straight through the intersection changed directions and turned right suddenly without warning and hit the bike rider.

The driver of the car admitted she was at fault, but her insurance carrier disagreed. In an effort to avoid making a claims payment, they disputed liability. The boy had no alternative but to hire The Dunnion Law Firm.

The boy complained of a sprained ankle initially, but after the medical records were reviewed it was recommended he get a further evaluation and a non-displaced fracture was identified. The ankle did not heal and surgery was ultimately performed. A second procedure was also required a year later.

Although the insurance company denied liability, they bowed to the pressure from The Dunnion Law Firm and tendered the policy limits of the negligent driver’s insurance policy. This amount was not enough to even pay all of the boy’s bills. Luckily, his family had also purchased an underinsured motorist policy and The Dunnion Law Firm presented the medical evidence to the second insurance company, and they, just like the first carrier, claimed the boy had liability and refused to pay the limits of their policy.

The Dunnion Law Firm refused to take no for an answer and after demanding arbitration and six months of litigation, the second insurance company conceded and tendered the full $300,000.00 of insurance available under all insurance coverages and policies.

Don’t let the insurance company bully you, hire The Dunnion Law Firm.

Categories: Auto Accident