This settlement of $300,000 was for a pedestrian client with a broken ankle chit by a distracted driver in Forney, TX.
A Mullen & Mullen client was at a convenience store in Forney, walking towards the entrance, when she was struck by a distracted driver and knocked to the ground and sustained serious injuries to her left leg. An ambulance was called to the scene to transport her to the emergency room.
Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Medical imaging was immediately ordered due to the obvious deformity to her left ankle and the results demonstrated a medial dislocation of the talus and a lateral dislocation of the remaining hind-foot. She also sustained a fracture fragment posterior to the ankle mortise.
Our client was hospitalized for several days and had to undergo surgery. The doctor performed an excisional debridement and irrigation of her left ankle subtalar and talonavicular joints and an open reduction of the left ankle subtalar and talonavicular joints with repair of lateral ligaments.
Remember: Parking lots can be dangerous places if you are a pedestrian. Even if you are struck at a low speed, the possibility of sustaining significant injuries is obviously enhanced. Stay vigilant and keep an eye out for distracted drivers.
Our client required physical therapy and rehabilitation following the surgical procedure and was unable to return to work for roughly four months. We submitted a settlement demand package to the at-fault motorist’s liability insurance carrier.
The incurred medical bills were roughly $50,000. When Attorney Shane Mullen and I evaluate cases we don’t rely on some arbitrary formula that is tied to the client’s medical bills. We believe personal injury claims are about people – not medical bills.
She was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time and sustained a serious injury that deeply impacted her life. Our client was entitled to fair compensation. After extensive and deliberate negotiations we were able to obtain a $300,000.00 settlement for her.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm is very proud of this great result for a very deserving client.
The settlement for this claim involving a broken ankle from a pedestrian accident in Forney, TX, was $300,000. Attorney fees were $87,000. Case expenses were $1,722.78. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $168,560.59. The client saved $13,000 with our reduced 29% – as opposed to the industry standard 33.3% – contingency fee.
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Joseph R. Morrison is the Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX, where he represents people personally injured due to the negligence of others. He was recognized by VerdictSearch for obtaining a Top 5 Premises Liability verdict in the State of Texas, and has been quoted in the ABA Journal.