DISCLAIMER: The above results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the above clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.
The accident happened on August 28, 2007 in Allegheny County. Our client was stopped at a red light when the defendant hit him from behind. Our client was taken to the hospital with complaints of spine pain and tingling and numbness in his arms and legs.
Initially, our client was diagnosed with strains, sprains and contusions. Unfortunately, his problems did not resolve but rather worsened with time, despite the fact that he diligently followed his doctor's advice and tried his best with physical therapy.
Within a year of the accident, our client's doctor determined that his injuries from the accident were permanent and disabling. He would not, his doctor found, be able to return to work.
Our client had worked for 38 years without interruption prior to this accident. And though he was nearing retirement, he'd nevertheless not planned to retire just yet.
The defendant was insured by Encompass Insurance. When they reviewed our client's case, their first response was that they "weren't going to pay thousands" to settle our client's claim. We thought otherwise.
We worked to make sure our client's treating doctors had a full and fair opportunity to explain our client's condition and we made sure Encompass fully understood the severity of our client's injuries.
By the time we were done, the case that had begun with the insurance company declining to pay thousands ended with the insurance company paying $225,000 to settle the case.