Our client was in a car owned by her daughter and being driven by her grandson, who was taking her to her job where she worked as a CNA providing care to an elderly person. As her grandson drove north on Pine Avenue in Ocala, FL, another car made a left-hand turn in front of their car, causing a severe accident in which both cars were totaled.
Our client was first taken to a local hospital and from there was transported to Shands Hospital with severe leg and knee injuries. Our client underwent orthopedic surgery to her knee and fractures and was admitted to the hospital for further care. After she was released from the hospital she remained under the care and treatment of her orthopedic surgeon.
We were able to have the daughter’s car insurance policy pay $10,000 in PIP benefits toward her medical bills. We were then able to have Shands Hospital, which had asserted a lien for the client’s hospital treatment against any injury settlement she received, reduce that lien by 25 percent, thereby putting more settlement money in our client’s pocket.
The other car only had $100,000 in Bodily Injury Insurance Coverage and the driver was judgment proof. We demanded and the insurance company paid the full $100,000.00 to our client.
As the client was a senior citizen we also reduced our fee considerably which allowed more net settlement proceeds to be paid to her.