Client retained the Law Offices of Ryan Harris in the fall of 2007. He had been involved in a rear end motor vehicle collision 4 1/2 months earlier. The insurance company for the defendant argued that the client was not entitled to any additional medical treatment and only offered him $2,500 to resolve his case.
The insurance company took this position on the client’s bodily injury claim, despite the fact that he had a persisting low back injury and soft tissue neck and shoulder injuries, which later resolved. Attorney Ryan Harris tried the case in March 2009. Prior to trial, the insurance company had still only offered $2,700 to settle the case.
Following a 3 day trial, the jury returned a $40,000 verdict, with $9,000 awarded for past medical expenses, $25,000 awarded for future medical expenses, $5,000 awarded for pain and suffering. In addition to the jury’s $40,000 verdict, the insurance company will also have to pay prevailing party costs, and CCP Section 998 interest and costs, of about $11,000, requiring a total payment of approximately $51,000 to satisfy the judgment.
We have successfully tried several personal injury cases to verdict, both small and large. If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious personal injury case please do not hesitate to contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to get more information on how we can help.
We are located in San Diego County at:
301 Mission Avenue, Suite 203,
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