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Samer Habbas (Personal Injury Attorney)Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, Calif.– Managing partner, Samer Habbas of The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, settles $350,000 from a rideshare accident. Around the time of the incident, the claimant was standing on the curb, waiting to be picked up by her requested rideshare vehicle. Upon the rideshare driver’s arrival, the claimant could hear music playing from the car, even before opening the rear passenger door. The claimant was carrying a bag of groceries in his left hand and a cup of water in his right hand. In order to open the car door, he had to put his cup of water on the sidewalk. The claimant placed his bag of groceries in the left rear seat and proceeded to get into the vehicle. Nevertheless,

That same day, the claimant presented at the nearest hospital complaining of pain in her neck, left shoulder, lower back, and both legs. After extensive examinations, they were diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis, medial meniscus tear of the left knee; right knee stress fracture, right ankle tendinopathy; and cervical and lumbar spine strain/sprain. The extent of the injuries to the right ankle and left knee resulted in two separate surgical procedures.

The managing partner, Samer Habbas, filed a lawsuit against the rideshare company for its failure to properly hire, train, and supervise the rideshare driver who picked up the claimant. Liability for the accident and the injuries sustained by the claimant quickly became a matter of dispute. The defendant insisted that nothing wrong was done and that our client suffered nothing more than a minor scratch on one of her legs.

With the defense unwilling to bid, Habbas and his team moved aggressively to resolve each distinct point of contention conferred by the defense.

Our client sustained injuries that resulted in two surgical procedures. One of the challenges was proving that the knee surgery was related to the loss, as it took more than 8 months before a single complaint was made to a medical provider in that injured area.

Through extensive liability and injury discussions, Habbas successfully resolved all contentious issues—leading to an initial offer of $50,000.00 in mediation. However, with unwavering determination and skillful negotiations, Habbas was able to settle the matter for $350,000.00.


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