My client was driving down a road in Lancaster with a 45 mph speed limit. He had his pregnant fiancé in the passenger seat. My client had no traffic controls, such as a stop sign or traffic light, in front of him. Basically, he had the right-of-way.
As he was driving down the road, a car that was stopped at a stop sign attempting to cross the street tried to beat my client across the street. My client slammed on his brakes to try to avoid the collision, but it was too late. My client t-boned the at-fault driver’s car as he attempted to beat my client across the street.
My client and his fiancé were lucky to have walked away from the collision, considering the huge impact. My client suffered relatively minor injuries. He sought the attention of a chiropractor and underwent 10 chiropractic treatments. He is a young man and recovered well from his injuries.
My client had initially hired an attorney to help him file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. After nearly two years, the attorney had yet to settle the claim and deliver a settlement check to the client. Worst of all, the deadline to file a lawsuit was fast approaching, and filing a lawsuit in this case would have severely reduced the money my client would receive in his pocket.
My client became unhappy with his attorney, and decided to look for another attorney. That is when he called me to help him with his claim. I decided to take on the representation, and, within a month of hiring me, I had settled his case and presented him with his portion of the settlement.
I helped my client negotiate his lien with his prior attorney and negotiate his liens with the medical providers. He was happy that the claim was finally resolved. He was also happy that I was able to maximize his recovery by obtaining a relatively high settlement considering the amount of treatment and negotiating his liens down.
I am still in the process of handling his fiancé’s claim.