Soft Tissue Injuries Result in Settlement of More than $60,000
Our client was struck by a motor vehicle while walking on the shoulder of the road. Although she was knocked to the ground and suffered injuries to her arm and shoulder, she was lucky enough not to sustain any broken bones.
The insurance company didn't believe that her injuries were serious enough to warrant payment of much more than her medical bills and sought to fault her for walking on the wrong side of the road. Through a series of extensive written discovery and hard fought depositions, we were able to obtain information about the driver's history and his lack of training in operating the motor vehicle for his employer. Although the defendants sought to dismiss our suit alleging negligence in the training of this driver, the Court agreed with our arguments and allowed that cause of action to stand.
This evidence obtained by hard work and coupled with our legal experience in these types of cases ultimately caused the defendants' insurer to offer more than $60,000 to settle the claim.