Jupiter Auto Accident Attorney Settles Injury case for $50,000.00 Policy Limit
Policy Limits in the auto insurance world means the maximum amount of coverage that an insured driver or vehicle owner has. In this case our personal injury attorneys were successful in obtaining the maximum recovery for our client. Our client, a 27 year old waitress, was driving northbound on US1, at the intersection of Indiantown Road, in Jupiter, Florida. As she approached the intersection, she slowed down and prepared to stop for an ambulance that was blocking her lane due to an earlier accident. The ambulance had its lights flashing and police were also on the scene.
Just as our client came to a complete stop, she was rear ended at a high rate of speed by the defendant who was texting at the time of the accident and not paying any attention to the road. Immediately after the accident, our client was taken by ambulance to the emergency room, where she was examined, x-rayed, treated and released.
Injuries Sustained Results in the Hiring of a Jupiter Car Accident Attorney
Our client sustained injuries to her neck and back as a result of the hard impact from this accident. She came under the care of an orthopedic surgeon who prescribed 6 weeks of physical therapy. As time progressed, our client’s back pain increased and she began to experience shooting pain and numbness down her left leg. Her orthopedic surgeon ordered a lumbar spine MRI to assist in his diagnosis. The lumbar MRI revealed a herniated lumbar disk at L5-S1, without impingement on her spinal cord.
After several months of treatment and physical therapy our client was released from care by her orthopedic surgeon. She was not a candidate for disk surgery as the extended therapy improved her condition significantly. She was able to return to work after 6 weeks and resume her normal life.
Our client retained personal injury attorneys Dell & Schaefer to pursue a claim for her injuries, pain, suffering, out of pocket medical expenses and lost wages. A claim was filed against the defendant’s car insurance company for the $50,000.00 policy limit.
After the submission of a 30 day demand letter, the policy limit of $50,000 was not tendered and a lawsuit was filed in the circuit court of Palm Beach County. As soon as the lawsuit was served on the defendant’s driver, the insurance company changed course, and tendered the $50,000.00 policy limit within 20 days. Contact us at anytime for a free consultation to discuss your auto accident claim.