Severe Injuries, But Not Much Insurance Coverage

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.

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