Attorney Settles Hollywood Auto Accident case for $250,000.00
Our client, a 70 year old retired carpenter, was driving eastbound on Sheridan Street, near the intersection of 46th Avenue, in the city of Hollywood, Florida. The defendant driver was travelling westbound on Sheridan Street and attempted to make a left turn across the eastbound lanes at an excessive speed and collided into the driver’s door of our client’s vehicle. The direct impact caused the driver’s door to impact our client’s left hip, fracturing it in 2 places.
Immediately following the accident, our client was rushed by ambulance to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital where he underwent hip surgery, before being admitted to the hospital for 1 week. Upon release from the hospital he was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility for 3 weeks of therapy. Being laid up for an extended period of time caused a significant hardship for both our client and his wife. He was unable to do his normal yard work and household chores, visit with family and socialize with his friends.
After several weeks of using a walker and cane to ambulate, our client slowly was able to get back to his normal life. He ultimately made a good recovery from his injuries and was released by his orthopedic surgeon with a 10% permanent partial disability.
Hollywood Auto Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer brought a bodily injury claim against the defendant’s insurance company to get our client compensation for his injuries, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. He also sought compensation for the economic damages he incurred while he was laid up for 3 months. Immediately after filing a lawsuit in the circuit court of Broward County, FL., the defendant’s insurance company tendered the $250,000.00 policy limit.