Truck driver’s insurance company picks up the claim and settles with injured couple.

…A 30-year-old young man was driving his car, merging onto the highway, with his 22-year-old girlfriend as his passenger.  When he stopped behind another car, a pick up truck crashed into the rear of his car. His car was a total loss. Both the young man and his girlfriend injured their necks. The girlfriend also had headaches.  After a claim was made, the case soon settled with the pick up truck driver’s insurance company. … [Read more...]

Hospital worker sent to the hospital after injured in a car crash.

… A 54-year-old hospital worker was driving to work in the early morning hours when she entered an intersection with a flashing yellow light. Another car, governed by a flashing red light, drove through the intersecting road at a high rate of speed, crashing into the side of her vehicle. The hospital worker injured her neck and low back.  Spinal x-rays confirmed that her neck muscles were in spasm. She also had a disc protruding in her back, causing pain that radiated to her knees.  After a claim was made, the case settled with the other driver’s automobile insurance company. … [Read more...]

Settlement funds used to set up court-supervised account to take care of caregiver’s injured son.

… A 25-year-old caregiver was driving her car with her 9-year-old son.  As she pulled from a stop sign, another car failed to stop on the intersecting road, crashing into her car. The caregiver suffered moderate injuries and her son suffered a mild concussion.  After the negligent driver was sued, the case settled before a hearing.  The settlement of the son’s claim was approved by the court and his settlement funds placed in a special account until he reaches 18 years of age. … [Read more...]

Dog breeder T-boned by school bus.

… A 66-year-old sales representative was T-boned by a school bus that failed to yield the right-of-way at a four-way stop sign.  She suffered numerous cuts and contusions.  She lost income because she was unable to groom and breed champion dogs.  A Board of Arbitrators awarded her a substantial sum against the bus company.  The bus company then appealed, but quickly settled the suit. … [Read more...]

Quality control engineer’s quality of life impacted by motor vehicle crash.

… A 48-year-old quality control engineer was merging in his pick up truck onto the highway when another vehicle crashed into the back of his truck. His seatbelt latch broke and his knee hit the steering column. He also had a herniated disc in his lower back. A lawsuit was filed against the speeding driver and then settled for her policy limits. A second claim was then made against the engineer’s own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits. That claim also settled before an arbitration hearing was held. (Most underinsured motorist claims are filed in court and no longer resolved by arbitration.) … [Read more...]

Student teaches professor a lesson after being hit in crosswalk by his SUV

… A 21-year-old college student was crossing a busy street near the University when she was hit in the crosswalk by a Sport Utility Vehicle.  The driver, a college professor, stopped to render aid.  The professor was reluctant to turn this into his motor vehicle insurance company, but eventually did so. The insurance company then settled the case without a lawsuit.  … [Read more...]

Speeding drunk driver sends pregnant teen into pre-labor.

… A 15-year-old girl and her 18-year-old friend, who was then nine months pregnant, were the back-seat-passengers in a van which was rear ended by a speeding drunk driver. The 15-year-old girl had a lump on her head along with injuries to her neck, shoulder and lower back.  The 18-year-old pregnant girl went into “pre-labor”.  After a lawsuit was filed against the drunk driver, the case settled out of court. … [Read more...]

Young man falls into the river and is injured when larger boat cruises into his boat.

… A 26-year-old man, his parents and girlfriend were boating on the river.  They pulled their boat into a lock.  A bigger cruiser began to back up, coming close to their boat. The young man reached out to push that boat away when it suddenly sped away, causing him to fall into the river.  The cruiser was sued for the young man’s injuries. After a lawsuit was filed and discovery completed, the case settled without further proceedings. … [Read more...]

Bread company rises to the occasion and settles with utility worker injured in crash involving faulty brakes.

… A 55-year-old power company worker was driving his employer’s truck when a bakery truck crashed into him after reportedly losing its brakes.  The driver of the bakery truck admitted their had been brake problems with his truck recently.  The power company worker injured his neck and his arm began to go numb.  After a lawsuit was filed, the case settled out of court.- MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle passenger with limited tort insurance receives full compensation for his serious injuries.

… A 42-year-old unemployed man was a passenger in his friend’s pick-up when his friend lost control of his vehicle on ice in the bend of a country road. The man was life-flighted to the hospital. He had a concussion, bruised heart and lung.  Although the man had limited tort insurance coverage, his serious injuries, including a serious disfigurement, qualified him for compensation for his pain and suffering.  The case settled for the other driver’s automobile insurance limits plus a significant sum from the man’s underinsured motorist insurance. - MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

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