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Ride Share Auto Accident Results in $300,000 settlement


Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Ride Share companies require injured parties to sign a non-disclosure and non-disparage agreement prior to settling claims. As a result, this article cannot list the name of the ride share company for which our client received a settlement from. However, one fateful day in February 2017, our client was a ride share driver out and about making his money as a hard working American does. Suddenly and without warning another driver fell asleep, while texting, and partially inebriated from drugs or alcohol, and slammed into the rear of our client’s vehicle. Our client was fortunately wearing his seat belt, however he was tossed around the vehicle like a rag doll striking his head, shoulders, knees, arms, and hands everywhere in the vehicle. Dazed, confused, and in a lot of pain, he called his wife who told him to call the Hollywood Automobile Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer.

Client Undergoes Surgery

Our client, who had never had any prior neck pain or injury, suffered from whip lash, bruising all over his body, and a concussion. A local doctor placed him on a strict and intense physical therapy regimen. After the treatment finished our client sought the medical attention of a local orthopedic doctor who ordered an MRI. The MRI was positive for herniations in his cervical spine. The orthopedic then recommended and our client underwent a fusion to the neck.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

After the surgery, our client felt much needed relief from pain. Our firm then filed a bodily injury demand for his injuries. Our firm sought monetary compensation for bodily injuries, 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. After a lengthy negotiation, our firm settled the case for $300,000.

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