Our client, a four-year-old male child, was an unrestrained rear seat passenger in a vehicle T-boned in an unmarked city intersection. He suffered a skull fracture and a 7 cm laceration across his forehead. After payment of medical expenses and attorney fees, the client netted a settlement of $48,827.
Our client, a 42-year-old female, sustained injuries to her head, shoulder, neck, back and hips as a result of a collision caused by a drunk driver who ran a red light. Her injuries required a lumbar fusion at L3-4 and an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The client’s medical expenses were extremely high and she had also incurred approximately $11,356 in lost income while recuperating. Following extensive negotiations, all medical liens were reduced, and after payment of all expenses and attorney fees, the client netted a settlement of more than $43,000.
Our client, a 30-year-old male, suffered multiple injuries when struck by another vehicle. These injuries included a broken foot, shattered femur, broken pelvis (three areas), broken arm requiring two plates and 25 screws to repair, strain to knee and back, and several contusions and lacerations. In addition, our client developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Following three weeks of hospitalization and prolonged after care, the client required a cane to ambulate. Unfortunately, the medical costs involved exceeded all combined insurance coverages. In addition, the other driver had limited assets – negating any hope of court judgment recovery. After considerable negotiation, Medicaid (the medical expense lien holder) agreed to settle for only one-third of the total settlement. After payment of all medical expenses owed, and attorney fees and costs, the client netted more than $48,000.
Our client, a 14-year-old female, was injured in a roll over collision. She sustained a severe injury to her right shoulder that required surgery and prolonged physical therapy. As a result, she suffered a significant reduction in lifting strength and was no longer able to compete in school sports. In addition, she was forced to miss 36 days of school due to her injury. Following payment of all medical bills and attorney fees, our client netted over $55,000. Because of her age, the client’s family elected to place over $53,000 of this award in an annuity, which will earn interest until the client uses it for her college education.
Our client, a 46-year-old male, was struck head-on by an oncoming driver who turned left directly across our client’s lane of traffic. Fortunately, our client was restrained by his seat belt. His injuries required a right shoulder SLAP repair with acromioplasty and distal clavicle excision. His hip injury required an arthroscopic debridement. Our client’s doctor determined that he was a candidate for a total hip replacement at some time in the future as a result of the severity of his injury. His medical expenses were more than $100,000 and his out-of-pocket expenses amounted to about $2,700. A physical performance evaluation showed that our client was only able to do “sedentary” work as a result of the automobile accident. Initially, the case results appeared bleak as neither driver had much insurance coverage. However, after further investigation, it was determined that the other driver was working for a large company and was “on the clock” at the time of the accident. This provided a resource from which to adequately compensate our client. After payment of all medical expenses owed (a number of which were reduced through negotiation by the law office) and attorney fees, the client netted over $156,000.
Our client, a 44-year-old female, suffered a shoulder injury resulting from an automobile collision. She was diagnosed with a Type I SLAP injury to her left “dominant” shoulder. As a result, the client was restricted from lifting more than 10 pounds over her shoulder, and could no longer participate in a number of recreational activities. Her medical expenses were approximately $12,400, and she lost about $1,000 of income while treating. After payment of all medical expenses (the law office negotiated reductions of the largest expenses), and attorney fees, the client netted over $25,800. The most the insurance company was willing to pay the client, prior to her representation by Steffens Law Office, was less than $3,600 net.
A 23-year-old male suffered neck and low back injuries resulting from a low-impact rear end collision. He was diagnosed with disc herniation at Level L4-L5, with a bulging disc at L5-S1, and lumbar radiculopathy (shooting, burning pain down the client’s leg). $11,000 in medical expenses, and lost income of $762. After payment of all medical expenses (the law office negotiated reductions on the largest expenses), and attorney fees, the client netted $15,000. The most the insurance company was willing to pay the client, prior to his representation by Steffens Law Office, was less than $3,000 net.
Injury claim results may vary depending on the facts and circumstances of your case.