This is a good reminder not to settle a claim at the scene of the collision.
My client and her fiancé were lucky to have walked away from the collision, considering the huge impact. However, my client suffered a huge scare that she had hurt her unborn child that she was carrying. She was rushed to the emergency room by ambulance and checked out at the local hospital. Luckily, she and her child were both okay.
My client was driving northbound on the 5 approaching the Colorado exit when he was side-swiped by a Ford Explorer. My client believed that the at-fault driver was going to miss his exit on Colorado so he changed lanes too quickly and simply did not see my client.
My client had been on his way to work but had to miss the day from work because of the pain and discomfort. He developed headaches and neck and back pain shortly after. He is a young man that enjoyed working out, but he was unable to do any physical activities because of the pain.
After he called me, I sent him to one of the best chiropractors in his area. The chiropractor treated him over the course of about 3 months. During this time, my client was unable to exercise. The accident took away an important part of his daily life for several months. Luckily, the chiropractor’s treatment helped my client heal back to the way he was before the accident.
In the meantime, I made sure that the at-fault driver’s insurance took responsibility for the accident and paid to have my client’s brand new car fixed. I recommended one of the best body shops in his area for the work, and my client was extremely satisfied with the work. His car looked brand new again. I also had the insurance company pay my client for the time that his car was in the shop.
Ultimately, I helped him settle his bodily injury claim for $6,000 dollars. After settling his claim, I negotiated his medical liens down to increase the money in his pocket. My client was very happy with the settlement he received for the loss of use of his car and for his bodily injury claim.