Auto Accident Insurance Settlement Reached for Elderly Injured Driver

Dwyer Williams Potter Personal Injury Attorneys just finished negotiating a generous settlement on behalf of an elderly client who was seriously injured in a car collision in late 2011. This gentleman client was traveling in the left lane of a large boulevard, obeying all traffic laws, when another driver pulled directly into our client’s lane of traffic without checking for any oncoming traffic and hit him.  Our client’s car was totaled and he sustained immediate and serious injuries.  Police immediately responded to the scene and cited the adverse driver for a Failure to Yield When Entering a Roadway; there was no question of fault in this case.

Our client was taken to the closest hospital by ambulance directly from the scene of the crash.  X-rays, CT scans, and a physician’s examination revealed fractures to his chest and left arm, some of which required immediate surgery.  Per his doctor’s directions, our client continued treatment with a primary care provider after surgery.  For two months following the accident, it was difficult for him to move and he could only sleep in an upright chair.  He couldn’t perform mundane household duties and for one year he had to hire friends to clean his home and property.  Over time, as our client regained mobility, he also noticed pain in his lower back with sensations of pins and needles down his right leg.

Due to the seriousness of his injuries, our client’s accident-related medical bills reached almost $70,000.  His meager PIP limits of $15,000 were immediately paid to the hospital where he was treated, but that left our client uncertain who would pay his remaining medical bills.  The experienced personal injury legal team at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP explained our client’s PIP benefits to him, which included up to $30 per day in household assistance that he had never heard of before.

We contacted our client’s insurance provider and each medical provider that he had used in order to coordinate paying our client’s outstanding bills.  We also quickly obtained household assistance for our client since was eligible for it, thus reimbursing him for most of what he paid to his friends.  We were ultimately able to negotiate a reasonable settlement for our client that settled his accident-related expenses and that compensated him for the pain and suffering he had experienced.  Our client was happy to have chosen the experienced auto accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter to settle this protracted and costly personal injury claim.

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