Our client was driving home in Gwinnett County when a driver crossed the yellow line and struck her head on. That driver was driving under the influence (DUI). The collision absolutely destroyed our client’s vehicle. The photographs alone are disturbing. I’m so happy that she was not killed. Fortunately, we were able to recover $100,000 for her to assist her while she recovers, and we were able to get the matter settled within one month. We are now filing suit against the driver and expect to be at trial on the matter within one year.
Here’s some free advice: If you drive a car, you should have uninsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage. Too often we see drivers who are injured because of someone else’s carlessness. In some scenarios, our clients do not have “UM”, or uninsured motorist coverage. In that case, if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance, you’ll get no compensation. You should also have medical payments coverage, or MedPay. MedPay is no fault insurance that covers a certain amount of medical bills. Do NOT drive without these types of coverage.
Our client was driving on a rainy day in July. A driver approaching from the opposite direction over-corrected, lost control, and collided with our client. Our client sustained significant injuries and was hospitalized for several days. We were able to force the insurance company to pay the maximum policy of its insured’s policy limits within about 1 month. We may also be able to assist her with a claim to recover her uninsured motorist’s policy limits.
We’re pleased to announce that in May of this year we successfully resolved a case for a young client of ours. She was in a collision that didn’t result in much damage to her car, but reaggravated injuries she already had. You may say that the accident didn’t cause her injuries, but the law says the driver of the at-fault car take their victim as they find them. That means as a driver, you are responsible for new injuries and for reaggravation of existing injuries. We were very pleased that we were able to assist our client. Total settlement: $500,000.00
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