Our client, a 52 year old man, was injured in a crash while a passenger in his wife’s vehicle which was being operated by his father-in-law at the time of the accident. The other driver was fully at fault.
Client had a pre-existing back problem and had missed a fair amount of work in the year or two before the accident due to the back injury.
The accident exacerbated the pre-existing injury and brought about additional injuries.
We were able to convince the insurance carrier for the other vehicle to pay policy limits which, unfortunately, were only $25,000. Next, we began looking at possible claims for uninsured motorist coverage.
We were able to collect the following benefits for our client:
- $25,000 from the insurance company for the other driver.
- $50,000 from the UIM coverage on his wife’s vehicle.
- An additional $100,000 from the UIM coverage on his wife’s vehicle.
- $300,000 from the UIM coverage on the client’s own vehicles.
- $75,000 from the UIM coverage on client’s 3 motorcycles.
In addition, the insurance carrier for his vehicle also paid $200,000 in medical bills as well as an additional $50,000 in wage benefits.
Client’s total recovery was $800,000