Vehicle Crash Female, 43 High Six-Figure Settlement. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that was being operated by her son. Another vehicle attempted to pass their vehicle and lost control, colliding with our client’s vehicle. Our client was holding on to the handrail in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The force was so strong she ripped the handrail out of the roof of the car. She injured her right wrist, which was her dominant hand. Our client was a substitute teacher and due to the injury she sustained, she had to stop substitute teaching. She suffered a ligament tear in her wrist and had multiple surgeries. She ended up having a bone removed from her wrist, however, she lost significant range of motion and continues to have significant pain. She had to alter her daily living activities due to her injuries. Although we were working with her own insurer, they were disputing the level of her injuries and damages. We were able to settle this claim through Mediation for a high six-figure settlement.
Car Accidents Blog Posts:
What is Med Pay?
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Avoiding Accidents While Reversing: Are Backup Cameras Really The Answer?
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Car Accidents FAQ:
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Was Injured in a Car Accident?
There is no Indiana law that says victims must hire a lawyer, but if you were injured in a car accident and are looking for help in negotiating a claim, a lawyer will work on your behalf so you can receive the greatest possible settlement you may be entitled to. You may receive a settlement... Read More
Is talking on a cell phone while driving less safe than talking to a passenger?
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