This week Ryan Harris and Phil Alexander had another successful trial victory! Our client was side-swiped by another vehicle in the summer of 2007. Following the accident, the defendant’s insurance company told our client they were not going to pay for any of her medical treatment and offered no monetary compensation to resolve the case.
The insurance company took this position because our client had waited to seek medical treatment for 6 months following the incident. The client retained our law firm a year after the incident.
Prior to trial, the insurance company only offered $2,500 to settle the case. Following a 3-day, expedited trial, the jury returned a $27,000 verdict, with $19,000 awarded for past medical expenses, $8,000 awarded for past pain and suffering. In addition to the jury’s $27,000 verdict, the insurance company will also pay prevailing party costs, along with CCP Section 998 interest and costs of about $12,000, requiring a total payment of approximately $40,000 to satisfy the judgment.
We have successfully tried numerous 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 at 760 231-9970.