A young mother was walking her child pushing a stroller on a sunny spring
afternoon when an elderly driver that should never be behind the wheel,
ran her and the stroller off the road. The child was unhurt. The young
mother, however, was struck on the left side as the car sped past her
and she was thrown down an embankment into the dirt.
The elderly woman stopped but the young mother had no way to pay for medical
treatment so she declined to seek medical treatment at the emergency room.
The young mother’s shoulder began coming out of place over the next
few months, even with the most simplest of tasks. With no way to pay for
treatment, the woman went without medical care. About six months after
the accident the woman had an episode of seizures and she was taken to
the emergency room where it was determined she did have a significant
injury to her shoulder.
The insurance carrier refused to consider the shoulder injury because there
was no treatment for the first six months after the accident. The only
evidence of injury was a single photo taken of the woman the day of the
accident showing her left arm and back of her shoulder scraped.
The Dunnion Law Firm did not give up and a lawsuit was filed. When the
insurance carrier realized their insured would not make a good witness,
they finally agreed to pay their policy limits of $100,000.00 to the young mother.