We recently helped a 38-year-old man who was hurt in a Chicago car accident. Waiting for the light to change at 179th and LaGrange in Tinley Park, he was rear-ended and sustained severe spinal injuries. Upon going to the doctor, he was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his cervical spine, which would require future fusion surgery to treat and repair the disc. A costly procedure, the man wondered how he was going to manage time away from work, paying for surgery, and ongoing medical expenses while recovering from the pain and trauma of the accident. He hired Chicago personal injury lawyer Jared Staver to handle his auto accident case. Before the trial, the insurance company for the driver whose negligence caused the accident offered to settle the case for $110,000. Since this amount would not sufficiently cover the damages the client suffered, Jared rejected the offer and worked to bring this case to trial. He achieved a policy award that exceeded the other driver’s insurance policy limit of $250,000. This happened because Jared collected directly against the insurance company for failing to settle the case before trial within their policy limits. The client was ultimately awarded $391,424.16 for the pain and suffering he experienced because of the rear-end accident.