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Denver, Colo. – February 28, 2011 – High speed auto accidents with large vehicles can be quite damaging for any drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles, especially if someone involved in the accident had a pre-existing condition made worse by the accident. An accident like this occurred in October, 2008 involving a to-be client of Denver car accident attorneys at the Babcock Law Firm ( http://www.injurylawcolorado.com/ ). The case recently concluded with the client (Sue) receiving a $670,000 settlement from various sources, namely the at-fault driver's insurance and Sue's own insurance company.
Sue was involved in a serious rear-end collision while trying to turn left onto Hwy 83 near Parker, Colorado. While waiting for traffic to clear, a ¾ ton pickup collided into the back of her 4-door sedan at a high-rate of speed. Not only did this collision total Sue's car, she also suffered complications from a pre-existing fusion neck problem, which essentially consists of damaged disks in the neck that are unable to provide necessary cushioning. As a direct result of this collision, Sue had to undergo two major neck surgeries in order to correct the complications.
“As you can imagine, a totaled car and major surgeries can total up to quite a large amount,” comments R. Mack Babcock, founder of the Babcock Law Firm and Denver car accident attorney who represented Sue. “We're glad we were finally able to obtain the rightful compensation for Sue so she can have the resources she needs to rebuild her life.”
Sue's final $670,000 settlement came from primarily two sources. First, the at-fault driver's insurance company offered to pay the full amount of his coverage once they found out Sue required surgery. Next, her insurance company claimed she only had another $100,000 in under-insured motorists' (UIM) coverage. In actuality, she had $400,000 in UIM coverage since her particular policies ‘stack' on top of one another. Since her insurance company initially misled and needlessly delayed paying her, an insurance bad-faith suit was eventually filed. In the end, Sue received $100,000 from the at-fault driver's insurance, $400,000 from her own insurance and $170,000 from the bad faith suit, totaling $670,000.
“Once we learned $100,000 wasn't going to be nearly enough to cover Sue's expenses after surgical complications turned a 2-day hospital stay into an 11-day one, we decided we should more closely examine exactly what coverage her policy included,” explains Babcock.
To learn more about Denver car accident attorneys at the Babcock Law Firm, visit http://www.injurylawcolorado.com/practice-car-accidents.html or call (303) 683-5033 today for a free consultation.
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