Our client was injured by an inattentive ride share driver . . .
We expect our professional drivers to follow the Rules of the Road. One of the most basic rules is “pay attention.” This driver failed to do that and as a result ran into the back of our client’s car. There was very little property damage to either vehicle. But, this doesn’t mean there can’t be serious injury. Our client suffered significant injury from the crash.
Minor property damage can pose a huge hurdle in settling a case for fair value or obtaining a fair jury verdict. Along with the very minor property damage our client’s case had a number of other significant issues. Our client had a number of crashes in the 5 years leading up to our crash, including one six months prior that resulted in neck and low back. The low back had healed only days before our crash, the chiropractor had indicated the low back pain was gone.
The defense denied liability and tried to blame our client because our client was using Bluetooth to talk on the phone when the crash occurred. They then tried to blame our client’s prior crashes for her injuries and the need for her back surgery.
We eventually convinced the defense they were looking at this all wrong and were able to get them from their original offer of $250,000 to a fair settlement of just shy of $900,000. We are very proud of our work on this case and couldn’t be happier for our client who is a hard working single mother