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Insurance Company did not believe Salinas woman had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Insurance Company did not believe Salinas woman had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 26-Oct-2016

A woman was ordering a food in a fast food restaurant when a large sheet of plaster board fell from the ceiling striking her on the face and shoulder. The ceiling fell because of a leak in a pipe in the apartment above the restaurant. The woman was, understandably, very shaken up after the incident. She has abrasions to her face and arm, her glasses were broken, but mostly she was in shock.

The woman was taken to the ER by ambulance, where her scrapes were treated and she was released within a few hours to return home. The care for her physical injuries was minimal, but she suffered from severe anxiety following this incident and her doctor sent her to a mental health professional. She received counseling and psychiatric care for more than two years. The owner of the building wanted to pay for the initial emergency room treatment but would not consider payment for the post traumatic stress. The psychiatrist recommended she contact The Dunnion Law Firm.

The Dunnion Law Firm filed suit and required both the business and the property owner to participate with their insurance companies. After depositions and a report arranged by The Dunnion Law Firm, the two carriers came to the negotiation table and after long negotiations, agreed to pay a combined $140,000.00, despite the medical bills for treatment of the physical injuries being less than $3,000.00.

Don’t let the insurance companies tell you what is and is not related to the accident. Call The Dunnion Law Firm who will fight for you.