$10,000.00 Settlement Offer Goes to $85,000.00 Thanks to Punta Gorda Car Accident Attorney
Our client, a 68 year old woman was injured in an auto-accident and initially thought she did not need an attorney to represent her. She had $15,000.00 in PIP and medical payment benefits available to pay 100% of her medical bills related to this accident.
A person injured in an accident should ALWAYS consult an experienced car accident attorney to ascertain their rights. After our client had arthroscopic shoulder surgery and completed therapy her medical bills exceeded $18,000.00. Hartford Insurance Company, our client’s insurer, paid the first 15,000.00 as required under the terms of her policy. When our client called the insurance company for the at fault driver, they offered her $10,000.00 to cover her out of pocket medicals and pain and suffering.
Punta Gorda Auto Accident Results in Serious Shoulder Surgery
Our client was driving northbound on Highway 41, when she was suddenly and unexpectedly T-boned by another vehicle that ran a red light. Her body was thrown from side to side, causing her left shoulder to impact the driver’s door with substantial force. Our client was initially treated in the emergency room at Charlotte Regional Hospital where she was examined, treated, and released with instructions to immediately follow up with an orthopedic surgeon.
One week after the accident our client came under the care of an orthopedic surgeon, who ordered an MRI of her left shoulder. The MRI revealed a torn-rotator cuff in her left shoulder and arthroscopic surgery was recommended.
Accident Victim Undergoes Shoulder Surgery Following Car Accident
Our client underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff in her left shoulder. Following the surgery, our client completed a short course of physical therapy and required 2 weeks of part time home care to perform household chores that she was unable to do. Upon completion of treatment and therapy, our client’s arthroscopic surgeon released her from home care and subscribed a 6% permanent partial disability to her left shoulder.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Settles Case Without Litigation
5 months after the accident, our client retained Punta Gorda personal injury attorneys, Dell & Schaefer, to pursue her injury claim. She was not a litigious woman and only thought about seeking compensation when she realized that her medical expenses exceeded her coverage. Our client was surprised to learn that she was entitled to substantial compensation over and above her medical bills. Upon properly preparing and submitting her injury claim to the at fault insurance carrier, the initial offer to our client was $60,000.00.
After three weeks of negotiations, Dell & Schaefer was able to obtain an $85,000.00 settlement on behalf of our client. She was extremely satisfied with the pre-suit settlement as she had absolutely no interest in the litigation process or going to court.