$859,999.99 Settlement for Hacienda Heights Auto Accident Victim with Neck, Shoulder and Head Injuries
Samer Habbas, of the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates Inc. P.C. secured a settlement for $859,999.99 for a client who sustained neck, shoulder, and head injuries. Our client was operating a mobile pet cleaning van when she was rear-ended while turning into a private driveway in the city of Hacienda Heights. She immediately went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury. She wound up having neck and shoulder surgery.
Samer Habbas began this matter by litigating against the third party insurance company. The policy limits for that carrier were $100,000.00. They initially denied payment alleging they were not the cause of the client’s injuries. They quickly caved in when a one-time offer was made to them.
Samer Habbas then moved forward with an Underinsured Motorist Claim under the client’s own policy. This company as well initially balked at connecting the injuries to the accident. A demand for arbitration was forwarded to the underinsured carrier. Intensive litigation and negotiating then took place. Due to Attorney Habbas’ aggressive representation, the underinsured carrier settled for $759,999.99, giving the client a total gross settlement of $859,999.99.
We cannot stress enough the importance of carrying uninsured/underinsured bodily injury coverage. Many motorists in the state of California do not carry insurance coverage or purchase the bare minimums required by the state. Here, our client was injured severely enough that the third policy limits were not even close to being sufficient to cover her entirely for her losses. Because her company had carried a huge Underinsured Motorist policy, she was able to force her own carrier to step into the shoes of the third party and pay what was justly owed to her.
If you or a loved one are injured in an auto accident, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates to pursue just compensation.