Pittsburgh, CA: A lifelong Bay area resident was rear-ended on a surface street at low speed, but the modest impact aggravated his already bad shoulder. The insurance company for the negligent driver initially denied that the man could have been hurt as there was very little property damage to the rear of his vehicle, and because they were aware the man had several prior auto accidents with injury. Frustrated by the insurance company’s tactics, the man turned to the Dunnion Lawyers in need of medical care he couldn’t obtain otherwise, and because the insurance company was claiming he was fraudulently exaggerating his injuries.
The Dunnion lawyers were able to get the client a six figure settlement despite the flaws in the man’s case. Under California Law and the “Eggshell Plaintiff” rule, the negligent driver is responsible for the aggravation of prior injuries. The insurance company recognized it was better to pay the client the policy limits than to fight him at trial with a Dunnion Lawyers by his side. The client now has made a good recovery and a substantial amount in pocket that he would not have obtained without the help of the Dunnion Law Firm.