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.   … [Read more...]

Tractor trailer pastes dental hygienist in Mercedes.

… A 29-year-old dental hygiene student was driving her husband’s Mercedes in downtown traffic. A tractor trailer, turning left from the middle lane, side swiped the car, causing disabling damages. The student had multiple musculoskeletal injuries. She sought medical treatment with a chiropractor and a physical medicine specialist. Although liability was initially denied, the tractor trailer’s insurer eventually conceded liability and settled the claim. - MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

Company controller injured when other driver was not in control of his car.

… A 38-year-old company controller for a printing company was returning from an appointment with a client. He was driving on the freeway when his car was rear ended by another vehicle.  He had an earlier neck injury, including a neck fracture. He reinjured his neck in this crash. The case was settled for a moderate sum before suit was filed. - MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

Pastor injured in car crash while on company business.

…. A 60-year-old part-time pastor was driving for a car dealership, returning a loaner car from a customer’s home.  While stopped at a traffic light, his car was violently rear ended by another car.  He had multiple injuries including a fractured toe.  The car dealer’s worker’s compensation insurer paid for his medical expenses.  The case eventually settled with the worker’s compensation insurer being reimbursed a portion of its payments.- MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

Disabled man injured by wanted criminal, collects uninsured motorist benefits.

… A 46-year-old man on disability was stopped in his car at a traffic light when he was rear ended by an uninsured motorist.  The uninsured motorist had a warrant out for his arrest for an earlier drunk driving incident.  He was arrested by the police at the scene. The disabled man injured his left shoulder and rotator cuff.  He had surgery. The case eventually settled with the disabled man’s uninsured motorist insurer. -MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

Young mother wishes she didn’t accept a ride from a stranger

... A 21-year-old woman and her 13-month-old son were stranded at a bus stop. They accepted a ride home from a kindly stranger.  The stranger, kindly but irresponsible, ran a red light, crashing into a tractor trailer.  The woman’s shoulder was fractured in the crash, requiring surgery with pins and screws. The baby, thank goodness, was unharmed. The case settled successfully with the driver’s insurance company. The case also settled for additional money from the woman’s underinsured motorist coverage.  - MyRecentCases … [Read more...]

Paraeducator injured in crash, settles after trial for a predetermined verdict range. MyRecentCases

… A 43-year-old paraeducator was driving her van on her way to the school where she helped with children with disabilities.  As she was waiting in a long line of stopped traffic, a driver behind her failed to see her until it was too late.  He slammed on his brakes, but the front of his car smashed into the rear of the van, pushing it forward into the car in front.  The paraeducator developed significant neck and back injuries, requiring physical therapy and periodic pain injections.  After a Board of Arbitrators awarded the paraeducator a significant sum, the other driver’s insurance company appealed.  A court-ordered one-day mini jury trial … [Read more...]

Truck driver’s comp claim settled for a lump sum payment. – MyRecentCases

… A 36-year-old truck driver pulled his rig into a parking lot to pick up a load.  Another truck driving on the road behind him unexpectedly drove off the road, crashing into the stopped rig and pushing it forward.  The truck driver injured his neck and shoulder. The truck driver attempted to work for over a year, but eventually had to stop.  His employer paid his medical bills but refused to pay his lost wages.  A worker’s compensation claim was filed and assigned to a judge. After deposition was taken from the truck driver’s pain medicine doctor, the worker’s compensation insurer agreed to settle the claim for a lump sum. … [Read more...]

Water company truck runs over widow in a crosswalk, she needs extensive knee surgeries. MyRecentCases

… A 76-year-old widow was walking home from exercise class at the local senior center.  She was crossing the street in the crosswalk with a “walk” sign when a local water authority truck turned into her, knocking her down, and running over her leg.  The widow sustained devastating injuries to her leg, including a severe break in her knee joint.  She needed surgery with screws and an external device to keep her bones in place while they healed.  She had a long course of recovery both in the hospital and then in a nursing home for rehabilitation. After the widow finally recovered from her serious injuries, her case settled for a significant sum … [Read more...]

Corporate attorney suffers a concussion in a multi-vehicle rear end collision. – MyRecentCases

… A 53-year-old corporate attorney was stopped in a routine backup on the interstate on his way to work. Suddenly, he heard a bang behind him and then a second bang.  A large truck with a push bar hit the car behind him, driving it into his car which, in turn, was pushed into the car in front of him. All told, there was a four-vehicle pile up.  The attorney sustained neck injuries but his main problem was a concussion.  He had headaches, blurred vision, dizziness and problems in concentration for several months. At first, he was unable to work.  Later, he returned to work part time, and, then finally, full time.  The corporate attorney’s case … [Read more...]

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