Verdicts & Settlements: $600,000 Uninsured Motorist Policy Limits Paid in Hit-and-Run Crash

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Verdicts & Settlements: $600,000 Uninsured Motorist Policy Limits Paid in Hit-and-Run Crash

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Wellington, FL – The Firm’s Personal Injury Litigation Practice recently secured the full amount of our client’s underinsured/uninsured motorist (UM) policy for personal injuries stemming from a rear-end collision where the at-fault driver fled from the crash scene.

In February 2019, our client was sitting at a red light on her way to a networking meeting. Without any warning, her car was hit from behind by another driver that failed to see the red light or her stopped car. This was a busy roadway, so to minimize the potential hazard to the other cars, our client signaled to the driver that rear-ended her to move their vehicle onto a side street as she did the same. To our client’s shock, the driver that hit her sped away from the scene as soon as she moved her car out of the way. Victimized by a hit-and-run, our client was left to deal with her significant injuries without an opportunity to hold the reckless driver accountable.

Leading up to the crash, our client had medical conditions that made her more vulnerable to physical injury than the average person. Aware of her vulnerability, she maintained a large UM policy. For years, she paid substantial premiums to maintain this coverage so she would be ready for a “worst-case scenario.” In February 2019, that scenario became a reality for her. As a result of the crash, our client underwent multiple injections and surgeries on her spine, including a lumbar fusion surgery and the permanent installation of a spinal cord stimulator that required her to have a battery implanted in her back. Due to these procedures, our client incurred significant medical expenses and relied on her insurance company to cover the expenses per her policy. Unfortunately her insurance company refused to and Kanner & Pintaluga’s personal injury trial team filed suit.

After litigating for two years, trial attorney Berkin Aslan recovered the full underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage policy of $600,000 for our client.

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