Client Gets Into Accident In Bosses Car & Receives a 150K Settlement
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Our client, a middle aged woman from Nicaragua, was a house keeper for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. One day as the family and our client were driving in Coral Gables, suddenly and without warning another vehicle ran a stop sign and struck their vehicle at a high rate of speed. Our client’s vehicle spun out of control and hit a parked car. Our client was wearing her seatbelt and did not suffer life threatening injuries. However, the family who employed our client was not polite or professional about the accident and tried to convince our client not to pursue an injury claim. The family obviously feared their insurance rates going up from our client filing a claim for injuries, and they attempted to convince our client that filing a claim was not in her best interests. For reasons unknown to our client, the family decided to terminate our client’s employment. Fortunately, our client spoke to her brother who convinced her to speak to our firm, the Miami Automobile Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer. Our firm explained the law to the client, and assured her that she should pursue a personal injury claim for her injuries.
Client Undergoes Treatment
After the accident, our client was rushed to the hospital. X-rays showed our client had severe whiplash from the accident and a sprain strain. Our client was referred by the hospital to an orthopedic doctor. The orthopedic doctor performed injections for pain and recommended an intense physical therapy regimen. After the treatment was over, our client felt as good as new and was able to find another job caring for a family.
Dell & Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
After the treatment finished our firm filed a bodily injury claim against the tortfeasor’s insurance company. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting condition, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. After a lengthy negotiation, the case settled for $150,000. Our client was absolutely ecstatic that our firm was able to get her $150,000, especially since her former employer tried to convince her not to pursue a claim.
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