Posted by Gary Burger on May 3, 2019
Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO
Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts
I was recently able to get a great resolution for our client, Bob Schneider. Bob was driving on Highway 367 when he was rear ended by a driver who was going too fast attempting a lane change. Bob’s car was totaled, with the rear bumper completely knocked off the car.
Bob went to the hospital, where he was evaluated and kept overnight for observation. Bob had CT scans of his neck, back head, shoulder, and chest. He was diagnosed with a reversal of the normal curve of the cervical spine and a hiatal hernia.
Bob received treatment for a year, with maintenance care continuing after wards. The driver who hit Bob only had a legal minimum policy with coverage up to $25,000. We were able to secure this for Bob while he was still treating. As he continued to recover, we tried to negotiate and then filed suit against Bob’s own insurance company.
They initially offered $1,000.00, and did not increase their offer. We continued to press them, and even held depositions. A judge recommended both sides go to mediation. At mediation, we were able secure $35,000.00 for Bob.
The final total for Bob’s accident was more than SIX times his paid and owed medical after adjustments and lien negotiations. Here is a video of Bob and Gary after the mediation.
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