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Claimant Wins $485,000 Car Accident Settlement

Claimant Wins $485,000 Car Accident Settlement

Awarded: $485,000


This case involved a 42-year-old man who was in a car accident while on the job.  On November 16, 2012, our client was traveling straight on Peninsula Boulevard when the defendant ran a red light and struck our client’s vehicle.

We obtained a statement from an independent witness verifying that the defendant did in fact run the red light.  As a result of the accident the client was taken to Mercy Hospital and began treatment.

He subsequently underwent left shoulder surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder. He also had a lumbar discectomy.  The discectomy did not work and he underwent a second lumbar discectomy and fusion surgery about 4 months later.

After his second back surgery, a demand was made to the insurance carrier to tender their $ 500 K policy.  A few weeks later, parties negotiated a settlement of $ 485 K.

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