$50,000Rear-End Accident Settles for 100x What Insurance Offered
On May 15, 2014, a 30-year-old man was rear-ended by a driver when he was heading westbound on I-290 in Chicago. He received a $500.00 check in the mail along with a settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company. Thinking that seemed low for covering his injuries, he called Chicago personal injury firm Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to see if he should cash the settlement draft.
The man told us he continued to have back and neck pain following the accident. We advised him not to accept the offer and to seek immediate medical attention. He became our client, and after receiving medical diagnosis we learned that he had a herniated disc in his neck as a result of the collision. This injury made him a candidate for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery at C4-C5. We were able to secure a settlement for 100 times the original offer to the client at the maximum amount of the negligent driver’s insurance policy, and we were able to accomplish this prior to going to court and trial.