Automobile Accident Case With No Property Damage Settles For Policy Limit
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Gets Into An Automobile Accident
Our client, a mid-forties mother of two, was driving her car on Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, Florida. As she approached Young Circle she was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light. Although there was not a lot of property damage, our client did suffer slight whiplash from the impact. When the police officer arrived on the scene, he did not want to make a police report because neither vehicle had any visible damage to it. Although a long discussion with the police officer, he finally decided to make a report but he did note on the report that there was no damage to either car and therefore concluded that neither party was injured. When the client received a copy of the police report she immediately saw what the police officer wrote. Angry and upset since she did in fact suffer injuries, she called the Hollywood Automobile Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. Our firm quickly took the case.
Client Undergoes Treatment
Our client began a course of physical therapy at a local chiropractic office located near the Presidential Circle in Hollywood, Florida. The chiropractor diagnosed our client with a sprain/strain of the neck and back. She underwent an intense physical therapy regimen. After the treatment was finished she was able to fully function again and was able to play sports and work without experiencing any pain.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
After the therapy was over, our firm filed a bodily injury demand against the tortfeasor’s insurance company. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. The insurance company fired back that since there was no visible damage to the car they did not feel they had to pay any money. Our firm did not waiver in our resolve to get our client the maximum recovery and our firm immediately filed a lawsuit. As soon as we served the lawsuit on the tortfeasor, the insurance company immediately tendered their full bodily injury limits.
The fact that there is no visible damage to the car does not bar a recovery. Call us for a free consultation. We do not charge a cost or fee unless we recover money for you.