In 2014, our client was riding as a passenger in a car driven by a friend when they were involved in a motor vehicle accident. The car our client was riding in was traveling northwest along a road when the defendant driver, who was traveling southeast, lost control of her vehicle, colliding head-on with the car our client was riding in. Our client was transported by emergency medical services to an area hospital to treat his injuries. An investigation proved the defendant to be at fault and he was subsequently cited for causing the accident.
After the accident, our client was admitted to the hospital for the next two weeks due to the severity of his injuries. He was found to have suffered a dislocated and fractured hip, a sternal fractural, abdominal contusions, a liver laceration, and traumatic injury to his small intestine. Once he had been stabilized, our client underwent surgery to repair the injury to his hip the following day. Following his discharge from the hospital, our client was subsequently hospitalized two more times just a month after the accident for abdominal pain, and he was found to be suffering from a bowel obstruction of his small intestine. The obstruction was likely due to the injury he sustained in the accident creating scarring of the bowel. Our client then was forced to undergo another painful procedure to repair his small intestine.
Prior to the accident, our client was a relatively healthy 36-year-old man. However, after the accident he suffered from continued pain and numerous limitations. He was also unable to work for a substantial amount of time following the accident.
Due to a successful negotiation, we avoided the need for our client to ever set foot in a courtroom as we were able to obtain a settlement for our client. The amount we were able to obtain for our client against the defendant was not enough to adequately compensate him for the extent of his injuries. Luckily, our client was covered under an underinsured motorist policy and we were able to add value to his recovery by obtaining an additional settlement under that policy.
***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.***