Pembroke Pines Auto Accident Resolves For Policy Limit
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Gets Rear Ended In Pembroke Pines
Our client, a middle aged woman with two children, was driving her car after picking up her children from school. As she was stopped at a traffic light on Pines Boulevard, suddenly and without warning another vehicle struck her in the car. Fortunately it was only a small impact that caused less than $500 in damage to her car. However the impact was strong enough that our client suffered injuries to her neck and back. Her children did not suffer any injuries. After the accident she called the Pembroke Pines Automobile Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer.
Client Undergoes Medical Treatment
Immediately after the accident, our client sought the medical attention of a local chiropractor on Taft Street. The doctor prescribed an intense physical therapy regimen. An MRI showed a small disc herniation in her cervical spine. Because the MRI was positive for injury, our client was referred to an orthopedic surgeon in Hallandale, Florida. The orthopedic surgeon recommended surgery. Because our client was a mother of two children, she did not want to take the risk of any complications from surgery. As such, she decline the procedure.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
After our client finished with the medical treatment, our firm filed a bodily injury demand. We sought monetary damages for bodily injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. We demanded the policy limits. At first the insurance company denied tendering the policy limits since the impact was minor and our client never underwent surgery. However our firm argued that although she did not undergo surgery, the doctor still recommended surgery. We stated that our client would need to undergo the surgery in the future and therefore the insurance company needed to pay for the surgery now. The insurance company eventually agreed and they tendered out their policy limits. Call us for a free consultation. We do not charge a cost or fee unless we recover money for you.