Car accident cases often appear to be very basic straightforward cases and many times they are. Our client is injured by another driver, we wait for them to finish all their medical treatment. We get the records and bills and we can attain a settlement for the client from the at-fault driver’s insurance company without ever needing to go to court. It is not always this simple. Many times it pays to dig a little bit deeper. In one case that we recently settled, our client was injured in a car accident when another driver made a left turn in front of her and struck her on the drivers side of her car. Our client was injured but not terribly. She had a broken ankle and the accident also caused some complications with her dialysis but overall she was fine. We were quickly able to attain the full $100,000 policy from the at-fault driver however we did a little bit further investigating and although it wasn’t apparent from the police report we were able to ascertain that the driver that hit our client was actually in the course of his employment when he struck her car.
He was driving his car and he had car insurance but he was driving on behalf of his employer and he was driving to a facility to do a job and so we were able to sue the employer as well for the same car accident and were able to obtain additional money for our client and we got her a total of $1.5 million in the settlement as opposed to just the $100,000 policy that we had originally obtained from just the at-fault drivers insurance company. So if you have been in a car accident give us a call or contact us online. We will do our best to investigate all the possible sources of money that we can get for you.