As we wind down the week at the office we are pleased to chalk up another victory against one of the big Insurance Companies. We were able to get 20 times more than what the insurance company had initially offered our client before she hired us.
The case stemmed from a head on collision where our client’s vehicle was a total loss. The impact was so bad that our client suffered an injury to her shoulder, neck, and back. She sought treatment with an orthopedic expert and also had to get an MRI. After several months of treatment her symptoms resolved and she made a full recovery.
The problem was that the insurance company had offered her $500 over the phone the day of the accident. She didn’t know what she was agreeing to and insurance company just sent her the check in the mail. Luckily she didn’t cash it and gave us a call. We took on the case and insurance company argued that she had an oral settlement release agreement for the $500.00. We told them to take a long walk off a short pier and filed a lawsuit against the at fault driver. The case was filed in Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Hall of Justice Case No.: 37-2015-00025898-CL-PA.
After some litigation, the insurance company decided that their tactics with our client would not work out and we reached a settlement of $10,000.00. Our client is really happy with the result and we are excited for her. Getting 20x their original offer was a win for us but more importantly we didn’t let the insurance company take advantage of client.
Insurance companies are NOT ON YOUR SIDE. The next time you see that little lizard dancing all over your TV think about how much money they are spending on advertising. Think about how much that discount double check costs to run and how much money it takes to have someone by your side at the snap of your fingers. The money that insurance companies don’t pay out on legitimate claims is money that goes straight in to their bank accounts. The moral of the story is if you are injured in an accident, don’t talk to the insurance company without at talking to a personal injury lawyer.
Our personal injury and accident law firm focuses on cases involving people who are hurt in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and other negligence cases. We are always here to review your case for free and let you know what your options are.
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