Our client was an eighty-one (81) year old restrained driver of his pickup truck when a sedan, traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, rear-ended his vehicle. The heavy impact propelled our client’s vehicle over 470 feet into dense brush, deploying the airbags, and ultimately resulting in both vehicles being declared total losses.
Our client’s white pickup truck (left) and the at-fault driver’s blue sedan (right)
Our client had no memory of the crash and he was immediately taken by ambulance to the hospital with complaints of head, neck, back, and rib pain, with abrasions on his head and arms. Following conservative treatment of at-home nursing care and Physical Therapy, our client ultimately underwent a four (4) level bilateral cervical (neck) rhizotomy and a three (3) level bilateral lumbar (low back) rhizotomy.
The at-fault driver only had a small amount of Bodily Injury (BI) coverage on his car insurance policy at the time of the crash. However, our client protected himself before the crash by having Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage and an Umbrella UM/UIM coverage.
After filing a lawsuit and securing crash reconstruction experts, as our client’s own insurance company disputed liability, attorneys Jason Guari and Keith Hedrick resolved our client’s case for a total of $480,000.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a motor vehicle crash and sustained injuries, please do not hesitate to contact Murray Guari Trial Attorneys PL at (561) 366-9099, immediately to protect and preserve your rights.