Terrifying crash has a happy ending
We are pleased that we were able to get the maximum amount of $80,000.00 paid to the young woman driving this car in Fort Worth only five weeks ago. We will also get her another $2,500.00 from her Personal Injury Protection policy.
Unfortunately, a young man in a pick-up truck failed to stop at a stop sign and t-boned her car. The impact pushed the car off the road where it plunged head-first into this drainage canal. Needless to say, she was seriously injured.
As she was hurled over the edge, our client naturally extended her hands and gripped the steering wheel as tightly as possible This is called a bracing injury.
And although the front airbags deployed for her and her passenger, they often cause injuries to the head, neck, chest, arms, and hands since they explode at over 200 miles per hour.
Her parents rushed her to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with a right distal radius fracture that required surgery. The distal radius is the bone that connects the radius, one of the two bones in the forearm, to the wrist.
This is such an unusual crash that we thought that people who were researching a good Fort Worth car accident lawyer would be interested to see how it turned out for the injured woman.
The legal work
Her family hired Berenson Injury Law and we jumped into action. Although liability seemed obvious, the truck driver denied that he was at fault. We immediately got the police report and tracked down two eyewitnesses and her passenger and got recorded statements from them. We sent this information to the truck driver’s insurance company and demanded that it accept liability.
We quickly obtained her medical records, x-rays, and bills (most of which were paid by her health insurance), took other action, and demanded that the company immediately pay his entire insurance policy limits or we would file suit.
We argued that she was severely injured, has to wear a cast in our Texas heat for two months, and still experiences pain in her wrist and other parts of her body.
Mr. Berenson and his excellent staff communicated with the family and the young woman and explained every step of the way.
Our law firm only handles car, truck, 18-wheeler, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, so we have represented many people who have broken bones. We just settled a broken ankle case for $180,000.00 a few weeks ago and $132,500 for another broken wrist a few weeks before that, for example.
Here is more information about fractures.
And of course, intersection crashes like this one happen in any city 24/7, so we have also handled hundreds of these totally preventable collisions.
As if living during the pandemic were not hard enough, negligent drivers like this guy needlessly cause enormous suffering and financial loss to innocent victims because they can’t be bothered by stopping at a sign. What’s that about?
We got the maximum amount from the at-fault driver of $30,000.00 — the amount that almost every Texas driver purchases, and if he had bought more, we would have fought for that. Then we made her parent’s insurance company pay the total available of $50,000.00 of underinsured motorists benefits. Our client received $51,600.00 (a large 65% of the total) after payment of fees and medical expenses.
And we did this in five weeks, which is extremely fast. Cases like this can drag on for months and even years. With Texas courthouses still almost closed and jury trials set to begin again possibly in September, we did not want our client to have to wait for a lawsuit to get to trial years from now.
Usually, the insurance company finds countless ways to delay the settlement process by performing endless investigations, stonewalling, denying liability, blaming the innocent driver or a third vehicle or factor, or minimizes injuries to avoid having to pay the claim.
We always aim to get our clients as much money as fast as possible.
We beat a claim for reimbursement so our client would get more money. How subrogation affects car accident claims
We also reduced the attorney’s fee, did not charge for expenses, and got our client a huge reduction of the diagnostic testing and paid that up front for her.
Our client’s review:
Her mother graciously wrote this review on Google:
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We believe that this case is an example of the legal service we provide to the thousands of injured people we have been fortunate enough to represent over the past 40 years.
And we think that is why we have over 450 5-star reviews like this one.
We know that people who have been hurt in a Fort Worth car wreck want to know more about the personal injury lawyer’s results and qualifications, which is why we have written so many blog posts and legal articles on this site.
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