In 2011, a Marina woman was hurt on the job. She was advised by her employer that she had to file suit against the responsible party because the employers workers compensation carrier had to be repaid for the medical bills necessary for her shoulder surgery. The attorney for the workers compensation carrier advised the woman that he was working to put together the documentation for them to make a joint demand to the responsible party.
Then, without any warning, the woman received notice from the court that the attorney had settled the employer’s case and was dismissing the lawsuit. The attorney intentionally settled around the woman to increase the employers share of the defendant’s policy limit settlement.
The woman contacted The Dunnion Law Firm. It was four days before a trial management conference and 17 days before the case was scheduled for trial. The attorney representing the responsible party told the woman she was only going to get $1,000.00 if she was lucky.
The Dunnion Law Firm immediately set a plan into motion to get the woman a settlement. All of the discovery and trial deadlines had passed and the woman’s options were very limited, but, The Dunnion Law Firm was not going to allow the defendants insurance carrier to rake her over the coals the way the worker’s compensation attorney had done.
The third party carrier tendered the policy limit thanks to the quick and decisive action of The Dunnion Law Firm.