Placenta, CA Managing Partner settled a trucking accident for $375,000.00 for a young client who was pregnant and struck by an 18 wheeler on the 57 S/B in Placentia, CA. Our client was at a complete stop for traffic when an inattentive truck driver rear-ended her Jeep Cherokee. The collision caused her back injuries and anxiety due to her concern for the health of her unborn baby. She was rushed by paramedics to a local hospital where she was observed for 24 hours. Fortunately, there was no detrimental impact on the unborn baby. A healthy child was born shortly thereafter.
However, after delivery, our client began to suffer from low back pain. She began treatment for her injuries 4 months after the collision. State Farm, the insurance carrier, unreasonably and unsuccessfully argued that none of the client’s injuries were related because there was a 4 month gap in the initiation of treatment, post emergency room.
Despite the case clearly having a higher value, the insurance carrier offered only $13,000.00 to resolve this case. Managing Partner Samer Habbas immediately cut negotiations off and filed a lawsuit against the defendant. Out the gate, Samer attacked the defendant’s weak arguments. An aggressive discovery strategy was put to play. Samer made the defense come to him and right before trial, the insurance carrier agreed to a $375,000.00.
Being involved in a collision while pregnant enhances the value of your csae. Although there may not be any injury to the unborn child, an experienced attorney will seek compensation for emotional injuries to the fear and anxiety one endures under these circumstances. No matter what a doctor tells you about the health of your unborn baby when involved in significant trauma, the likelihood is that your worry isn’t going away until the child is born and develops with no issues. This emotional trauma may have significant value and Samer is an experienced attorney who leaves no stone unturned to get you full recovery.
Here, our client made the right decision hiring Samer. He is tenacious and will square up against the insurance carrier to obtain his clients the justice they deserve no matter what stage of the case it is. If you are involved in a collision and pregnant, hire an experienced attorney who may navigate you through your case and obtain you maximum settlement.
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