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Client With Pre-Existing Back Injury Recovers $800,000 For Back Injuries Suffered In An Accident

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2020 | Firm News

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:

  1. $25,000 from the insurance company for the other driver.
  2. $50,000 from the UIM coverage on his wife’s vehicle.
  3. An additional $100,000 from the UIM coverage on his wife’s vehicle.
  4. $300,000 from the UIM coverage on the client’s own vehicles.
  5.  $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