Central Valley Handyman Hit By Ambulance Incurs No Visible Property Damage; Dunnion Files Suit and Obtains $110,000
Posted By DLF
A 42 year old handyman was stopped in traffic in downtown Tulare on I street, when he suddenly felt a bump at his car’s front passenger side. He saw that an ambulance had backed up into him from out of an alley; he felt his car being hit at least three times. With every impact, he felt his shoulder hit the side of his door. When the police arrived, they inspected his vehicle and told him they could see no visible damage to the ambulance and very little damage to his own car. Later that evening, the handyman felt pain in his shoulder. He saw his doctor the next day who diagnosed him with upper joint pain. He started treatment from that day forward. The ambulance company’s insurance company paid him for the minimal property damage, but the claims representative in charge of injury claims told him he did not believe he could have been hurt from this accident. The handyman would end up having an arthroscopic surgery to his shoulder and an elbow release surgery, but he still had to contend with the insurance company’s denial of his injury. Frustrated, this still-hurting handyman hired The Dunnion Law Firm to prove that impact forces were sufficient to cause his injuries. Dunnion filed a lawsuit and hired experts to prove its client’s injuries were indeed caused by the accident. To avoid trial, the insurance company settled with the handyman for $110,000, having offered zero since the beginning of the case. The Dunnion Law Firm is committed to investing time and money in proving its clients’ cases even when all the evidence appears stacked against them.