Los Angeles, Calif. – Managing Partner, Samer Habbas, of The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, wins $ 705,000 from a rear-end collision involving an unsafe motorist (UIM). The claimant was a rear seat passenger when the car behind them was reversing the vehicle. The impact of the collision caused the claimant’s vehicle to push forward and crash into the vehicle directly ahead and crash into the vehicle directly in front of them, resulting in a four-car accident.
The defendant was traveling at an unsafe speed due to the road conditions, leaving them no time to interrupt traffic ahead. Based on the statements of the parties involved and the physical evidence at the scene, it was clear that the defendant was at fault and the sole cause of the accident.
Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries from the accident, primarily to his lumbar spine. The defense argued that the low-speed impact did not cause the claimant’s alleged injuries. In response, they submitted an initial offer of $ 4,350. Managing Partner, Samer Habbas, then filed a lawsuit against the negligent party and sought the policy limits of $ 250,000. Despite its unjustifiable supply of low balls, State Farm relented and accepted Habbas’s demand for $ 250,000 policy limits. But Habbas didn’t stop there. Our client’s damages far exceeded the defendant’s policy limits. Habbas was determined to get back every penny that was owed to our client. Once Habbas resolved the matter with the defendant to obtain full policy limits,
After Habbas demanded arbitration, the insurance company quickly hired attorneys and increased its offer to $ 450,000, for a global settlement of $ 705,000.