$150,000.00 - M.W. v. R.P. Jr

January 21, 2011

Practice Area: Car Accident

Outcome: $150,000.00

Description:

Case arose from a left turn collision which resulted in a non-operable tripod fracture on the left side of Plaintiff's skull as well as minor optic nerve damage to Plaintiff's left eye. Plaintiff had only $12,700 in medical expenses, and sought very little medical treatment after initial wreck. At the time of trial, he had made nearly a full recovery. Defendant's minimum limits bodily injury coverage was tendered pre-litigation, but Plaintiff's Underinsured Motorist carrier failed to pay limits demand and suit was filed. Through discovery, 3 separate UM/UIM policies were revealed and case was specially set for trial in Cobb State Court in January 2011. UM carrier paid limits on the Friday before Monday jury trial. Total amount recovered was over eleven (11) times the medical expenses incurred by Plaintiff.