Our client was an “over-the-road” truck driver who was involved in an accident in Flagstaff, AZ in May 2011. Our client’s rig was rear-ended by another tractor trailer on a wet interstate highway.
My client called me soon after the accident and I directed him to go to a hospital emergency room. When my client returned to Ocala, FL we assisted him in getting the necessary medical care he required. Eventually, our client had to have both neck and back surgery and incurred medical bills over $230,000 and had been unable to work since his accident.
I first filed a lawsuit against his health and disability insurance company, which refused to pay his medical bills, and was able to get them to pay his temporary total disability benefits while that lawsuit proceeds in court.
I was able to find out that the truck causing the accident had insurance coverage of $1,000,000.00 for this accident. After prolonged negotiations with that insurance company I convinced them to pay the full amount of that policy and recovered $998,400 for our clients injuries, with $1,600 being paid for the property damage to the truck being driven by our client.
The total time between this accident and settlement of the case was less then 16 months.