The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a car accident case for the available policy limits of $100,000. Though liability appeared clear, the defendant’s insurance company refused to make a reasonable offer for settlement for years, causing our attorneys to fight in court for our client’s rights. In the end, we succeeded in securing every dollar of available insurance money for our client, who was injured in 2010.
This accident occurred when our defendant, a male, was driving his vehicle Arlington Heights and towing an empty trailer. The defendant, a female, was behind our client on the same road and in the same lane. As the light turned red, traffic came to a stop and our client stopped his car as well. The defendant admitted that she was not paying attention and admitted that she rear-ended our client. The defendant further admitted to following our client too closely while driving.
Our client was injured in the accident and needed medical treatment. Over time, doctors determined that he sustained a bulging disc in his neck and a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. To repair his shoulder, our client underwent surgery and then followed up with rehabilitation, including physical therapy. He also underwent an epidural steroid injection in his neck to treat his pain and discomfort which radiated to his arm.
We knew our client was not at fault and sustained significant injuries so we spent every day fight for him and fighting for his rights. We filed a lawsuit in Cook County on behalf of our client that alleged the defendant was not paying attention while she was driving, failed to slow down or stop for traffic, and hit our client, causing his injuries. Due to our persistent fighting, the insurance company for the defendant eventually offered the full benefits available – a good victory for our client.
After an accident, it may seem clear and obvious who is at-fault and who was a victim. Even so, that does not mean that you will have an easy time making a recovery for your injuries. Insurance companies are businesses and some deny valid claims in an effort to keep profits high and expenses low. This is why any car accident victim who is not represented by a personal injury lawyer is at a disadvantage.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we make it our business to do the right thing and to fight for those who are hurt through the negligence of another. We never represent insurance companies and we only represent victims.
We do not shy away from a case just because it is hard or difficult. When a person is injured, they deserve justice, and that is what we help provide, regardless of how challenging a case can be. We work hard for our clients and we keep working until a favorable result is reached.
If you have been hurt in an auto accident, call the Chicago car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. today for a free case consultation. We can be reached 24 hours a day at (312) 924-7575 or toll free at (855) 529-2442. We also offer free in-home and in-hospital consultations for clients who want to meet with us in person but are too injured to come to our offices. Call today and let us help you recover from your losses.
Prior Blog Entries:
Motorcyclist Killed in Lakeview Crash, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published June 21, 2013.
Barrington Hills Man Charged in Fatal DUI Accident, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published June 20, 2013.