Case Type: Michigan Passenger in Auto Accident Settlement
Facts of the Auto Accident Case
Our 69-year-old client and her husband were driving to Florida for vacation on January 20, 2016. Her husband was driving the family vehicle. While driving through Kentucky, their car hit a patch of ice and left the roadway, striking a tree. Tragically, the husband died in the crash. His wife suffered very serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, a broken left foot and toes that required emergency surgery with hardware, a broken collarbone, a fractured right wrist that required surgery, a broken collarbone, and injuries to her ribs and low back
Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Fractured collarbone
- Fractured ribs
- Broken left foot and toes requiring surgery
- Broken right wrist requiring surgery
- Fractured ribs
- Low back herniated disc at L4-L5
Other Types of Damages
- Pain and suffering
- Fright and shock
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Legal Issues in the Case
- Was the driver of the vehicle negligent for the accident?
- What was the settlement value of the injuries?
What We Did To Win The Settlement
We settled this case for $240,000 prior to the filing of a lawsuit. The total available insurance policy limits for liability were $250,000. Our client’s medical expenses and other no-fault benefits were paid by her own insurance company and were not part of the $240,000. We obtained all of the medical records and negotiated a pre-suit settlement for our client. We then negotiated the settlement with the liability insurance adjuster.
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