$1,977,000 Verdict (Policy limits: $10,000)
A 35 year old electrician was on her way home from work when the Defendant driver made a left hand turn directly into her door. The Defendant plead guilty to driving under the influence. Our client was left with a broken pelvis, left humerus and several broken bones in her right hand. All of her broken bones required internal fixation with hardware such as screws, metal plates and titanium rods. These injuries led to the end of her career as an electrician and in turn caused her to lose her home and not be able to care for her children. An offer was sent to the insurance company for the policy limits, however the insurer did not accept the offer. Our office filed suit and in August of 2009 we secured a jury verdict in the amount of $1,820,000. plus past medical expenses of $157,000. A bad faith case is currently pending against the insurer. Injuries: Right hand fracture requiring multiple screws, left humerus fracture requiring a titanium rod, pelvic and sacrum fracture requiring screws and metal plate fixtures, bulging discs at L3, L4 and L5. Plaintiff required extensive physical therapy and is a candidate for a nerve stimulator to ease the chronic pain in her lower back. Damages: Past & future medical care, past wage loss, loss of earning capacity, pain & suffering. JANE DOE V. ABC INSURANCE COMPANY Note: In June 2012, the bad faith claims against the insurance company for their failure to settle the claims for the uninsured policy limits of $10,000 were settled days before the trial was to begin. The insurance company paid $1,965,000 to settle the claim.