Port Charlotte Car Accident Attorney recovers $20,000 for injured clients
Red Light Runner Hits Young Couple in Port Charlotte
Our clients, a young married couple, were coming home from dinner one evening. They were travelling northbound on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection of Cornelius Boulevard in the city of Port Charlotte, Florida. Our client proceeded to make a left turn on a green turning arrow when a vehicle travelling southbound ran a red light and collided with the side of our client’s vehicle. Our clients did not think they were hurt at the time of the accident and did not require emergency medical treatment in a hospital. The next morning, however, they woke up with stiffness in their neck and backs. It is common for people to feel increased pain during the 2-4 days after an accident.
Couple Begins Treatment for Neck and Back Pain
The following day, our clients came under the care of a local chiropractor to seek treatment for their injuries. They were both diagnosed with cervical and lumbar sprains and began a short course of treatment and therapy. After a couple of months of treatment, our clients were released from the doctor’s care. They both saw significant improvement in their injuries after completing treatment.
Clients Seek Help of Car Accident Lawyers Dell & Schaefer
Upon release from the chiropractor, the couple came to Dell & Schaefer to seek help to pay for their large medical bills. Weobtained all of the medical bills, records and reports associated with our clients’ treatment. Subsequently, the case was prepared and presented to State Farm Insurance Company with a demand that they tender their policy limit of $10,000.00 per person, $20,000.00 per accident.
Dell & Schafer Obtain Maximum Policy Limit After State Farm Insurance Offers Less
The insurance company replied with offers of less than the policy limit, stating that there was no objective proof of permanent injury. Upon receipt of the demand and medical documentation, State Farm offered $5,000.00 and $7,000.00 to each of our clients. The offers were immediately rejected. After negotiations, and in an effort to avoid the costs associated with litigation, State Farm tendered the policy limits of $20,000.00 to resolve our client’s claims.
Both our clients were happy with the recovery as it paid their out of pocket expenses and still left them with several thousand dollars each in compensation. If you have been injured in an accident, call the attorneys at Dell and Schaefer for a free consultation regarding your rights and to discuss the compensation that you may be entitled to receive. There is no fee unless we recover money for you.