Montlick Accident Lawyer Maximizes Client Recovery


August 19, 2010

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, received a call from a woman regarding an auto accident involving her son. Her son had been a passenger in the at fault vehicle, and sustained multiple broken bones in both of his legs. He also sustained a slightly fractured vertebrae in his neck along with some broken ribs. Our client had no health insurance and was unemployed. He had few assets and came from an impoverished background. His medical expenses from his initial hospital visit alone were over $98,000.

Unfortunately, our client also had no automobile insurance of his own, and his parent’s automobile policy only had liability coverage. If his parent's had purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, that would have offered protection to our client. Our client had also been turned down for Medicaid and disability.

The police report showed that the driver of the vehicle our client was riding in had been speeding around a curve. In an attempt to avoid rear-ending another vehicle, the driver swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting another vehicle before slamming into a ditch.

Our client was confined to a wheelchair for two months. He was a young man and was embarrassed that his mother had to bathe him and take care of his basic needs. He also suffered extensive facial bruising.

Prior to the accident, he had been doing construction work to help his family out with their finances. We were unable to claim wage loss because our client was paid in cash, so we could not prove earnings. Since the client had suffered severe injuries, we were aware that it was in the client’s best interest to minimize case expenses- so we only ordered the emergency room records.

Once it was confirmed that his initial hospital stay was $98,000, the Atlanta accident lawyer assigned to this case contacted the insurance company to demand the full available policy limits. The case ultimately settled for the full amount of the available insurance coverage, and we were able to get the hospital to reduce their bill so our client would receive more of the proceeds.

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