$60,425.18 gross recovery for injury auto accident in Coppell, TX. Fantastic settlement by attorney at policy limits for client who obtained relief from lumbar facet injections.
A young woman was injured when she was involved in a car accident in Coppell, TX. She was traveling northbound in the left lane of the 300 block of Denton Tap Road. She brought her car to a stop to wait for a vehicle that was making a legal U-Turn as did the automobile in front of her. The at-fault party, however, was inattentive and failed to control the speed of her vehicle. As a result the negligent driver rear-ended our client’s car, which in turn caused her to collide with the rear of the automobile in front of her. Our client, who had no prior injury claims, had manageable neck and back pain prior to the wreck that was aggravated by the wreck.
Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: Our client had neck and back pain before the car wreck, so it wasn’t surprising that her pain was made much worse by the collision. The liability carrier attempted to argue the impact was “minor” because our client’s vehicle had relatively moderate damage. They attempted to ignore the fact their own insured’s automobile sustained significant damage. The client had been off work for two months when she hired us and did not have the financial resources to get the medical attention she needed. We were able to refer her to doctors who agreed to delay billing her for services until the conclusion of her accident injury case which allowed her to obtain necessary therapy, medical imaging, and pain management.
Our client underwent an MRI of her lumbar spine based on her persistent and consistent complaints of bilateral leg pain. The MRI revealed a posterior annular tear and 3 mm disc herniation at L4-5. She eventually obtained significant relief from bilateral lumbar facet injections at L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1. We submitted a settlement demand to Allstate and they offered full liability policy limits. After receiving permission from GEICO to accept the liability policy limits offer, GEICO eventually offered to tender the full underinsured motorist policy limits.
Remember: If you will be presenting an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim (commonly referred to as UM/UIM) you must get written permission from your automobile insurance carrier to accept the liability carrier’s offer to resolve your case. Failure to do so will destroy your right to collect damages under the UM/UIM portion of your policy. Your automobile insurance company will likely perform an asset search to determine the at-fault driver does not have additional assets to attach to and will usually provide you written permission to accept the liability offer if attachable assets are not located. You will have an increased likelihood of recovering damages under your own automobile insurance policy if you obtain policy limits (or very close to policy limits) from the liability carrier.
Our Dallas accident injury law firm is committed to getting cases resolved for our clients as quickly as possible. In this particular case we submitted the liability demand and underinsured motorist demand at the same time, so that the client’s case would not be unnecessarily delayed.
The settlement for this claim involving a small cervical disc protrusion injury as a result of an auto accident in Coppell, TX was $60,425.18. Attorney fees were $14,597.01. Case expenses were $653.39. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $14,597.02. This is an outstanding result for undergoing lumbar facet injections.