Montlick & Associates Settles Case for More Than 3 Times Insurance Company Offer


August 20, 2010

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law was retained by a client who was struck by an inattentive driver changing lanes. The negligent driver freely admitted that she did not see our client’s vehicle. She was subsequently cited for improper lane change. Our client was seen at Henry Medical and treated for injuries to her right knee, neck and back. She subsequently suffered from severe headaches, knee pain, wrist pain and ankle pain. Our client had to endure physical therapy for several months; she eventually had to have knee surgery.

She was unable to work from the middle of November through February due to the severity of her knee injury and subsequent surgery. Also due to the knee surgery, our client was essentially immobile which caused her to gain about twenty pounds because she lost the use of her leg and could not get appropriate exercise.

The client contacted our Georgia personal injury law firm when she received a very low ($30,000) offer from the insurance company. We set out to aggressively push her case forward. We immediately sent a demand to the insurance company; although we received an offer of $60,000 (twice the original amount), the attorneys at Montlick & Associates still felt the offer was not satisfactory. Therefore, Montlick & Associates increased our settlement demand and filed suit. We diligently researched the law as well as several Georgia car accident cases with similarities to our client’s case. As a result of Montlick & Associate's knowledge and experience the case settled for $100,000 at a hotly contested mediation, when our client decided to accept this amount in settlement.

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