Rear-End Collision – Cervical Spine Injury
Partner Scott Perry recently resolved a rear-end collision motor vehicle case for all available Bodily Injury and Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Our client unfortunately suffered injuries to her neck and back as a result of a rear-end crash on the highway.
Never having been hurt in an accident before, our client turned to a family friend who happened to be a lawyer to ask for guidance. That lawyer referred Scott Perry and the team at Murray Guari Trial Attorneys to help guide our client through the process.
When conservative treatment, including physical therapy and injections failed to produce lasting relief, our client ultimately underwent a two-level cervical surgery to help relieve her pain and symptoms, including numbness that radiated into her hands.
While the team at Murray Guari Trial Attorneys obtained all available limits, resulting in a multiple, six figure settlement, had our client purchased additional underinsured motorist coverage, we would have been able to better help make our client financially whole. In Florida, having liability coverage for at-fault accidents is not mandatory, resulting in a large percentage of the driving population having no liability coverage to protect you if the driver injures you in a crash. Similarly, many people who do carry liability insurance, carry a low amount such as $10,000 or $25,000 in coverage. This is why we recommend that everyone purchase as much Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage as you can afford – this coverage is only there to protect you and your loved ones.
If you or a loved have any questions about your insurance coverages, do not wait to be involved in an accident to call us for us to review your coverages.