A Porterville man was driving his girlfriend’s minivan to work one morning when a negligent chemical truck entered the roadway, directly in his path, causing a near head-on collision. The engine of the minivan was struck with such force that it was propelled into the van’s passenger compartment, and the man sustained tragic life-threatening injuries.
Facial lacerations, broken facial bones, a fractured wrist and a fractured hip, all in a blink of the eye. After the accident, the man found out that the insurance on his girlfriend’s minivan had been cancelled, so the insurance company for the negligent driver told the man he was out of luck, and his injury claim was denied.
The man then turned to The Dunnion Law Firm. While the law does limit a person’s recovery when they drive without insurance pursuant to Prop 213, they are still entitled to some benefits, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings and lost earning capacity. The Dunnion Law Firm obtained the necessary information to prove the man needed substantial medical care and lost substantial earnings and earning capacity. A confidential mid-six figure settlement was obtained, and the man will have the ability to get the medical care he needs, despite having no insurance to pay for it.