Motor Vehicle Accident: Underinsured Motorist Pays Full Value For Back Surgery.
Our client was a college student who was home for the winter break when she was rear ended by a speeding driver who was under the influence of alcohol. Police estimates put the at fault driver's speed at approximately 100mph. Our client was a ballet dancer who was performing and studying dance. As a result of the collision she suffered a severe neurological injury and required neurosurgery. She continues to have limitations, and her career as a performer has been ended.
The at fault driver had insufficient insurance. After settling with his carrier for the policy limits, we commenced litigation against our client's own UIM carrier, who initially refused to resolve this claim. Soon after our client's deposition, we were able to negotiate a confidential full value settlement that will pay for her medical bills, allow her to get the future therapy and care she needs and reflects a reasonable amount for her pain and loss.