In June 2017, our client sustained several injuries when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was traveling through an intersection when the defendant driver failed to yield the right of way to our client and struck her car. The impact caused our client’s vehicle to drive off the road and into a utility pole. Emergency medical services arrived and transported our client to the hospital to treat her injuries.
As a result of the accident, our client sustained fractures to her right leg, arm, and wrist, as well as trauma to her chest. She underwent a painful surgical operation to repair her numerous fractures and remained in the hospital for several days before being discharged to continue her recovery at an inpatient rehabilitation facility for two weeks. The injuries our client suffered were severely impairing and doctors believed they would result in lifelong limitations. Six weeks after the accident, our client was still unable to bear any weight on her injured leg. Also, our client was told she would likely need future surgical intervention to address her injuries.
Prior to the accident, our client worked at a senior living facility. Due to the extent of her injuries, she was unable to return to her job and faced missing several months of work. Being unable to work put an immense financial strain on our client. She had also been in the midst of training to begin a new position at her job when the accident occurred. The new position would have resulted in a pay raise for our client, and she lost that opportunity because of this auto accident.
Unfortunately, this was not our client’s first car accident. We had successfully assisted her in the past, and in the days following this accident, she reached out to our firm again for assistance. Through successful negotiations, we were able to avoid the need for trial as we obtained another successful settlement for our client, this time for the liability policy limits.
***Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. This result is not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients.***