$750,000 Settlement : Distracted Driver’s Insurance Settles EVEN THOUGH NO PROPERTY DAMAGE

Even though there was no visible property damage to our client’s car, the 43-year-old mother of one suffered a serious injury to her neck that required a fusion surgery. From the beginning, the defense lawyers and the insurance company were relying on there being little to no visible property damage believing a jury would never think so much damage could be caused by a “whip lash” injury. Our client was a registered nurse who never hurt her neck before and immediately was complaining of neck symptoms. Over time, the symptoms progressed and required a very significant surgery where two bones in her neck were fused together with metal. While at jury selection jurors acknowledged that the amount of property damage does not necessarily indicate how much injury a person can sustain. After jury selection the insurance company saw the light and ultimately offered $750,000. The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein and Trial Partner Kenneth Fromson.