$207.8k Car Accident Settlement Alert

April 18 2023 | Bowling Green Car Accident Lawyer Blog, Car Accident Settlement
  • $207.8k car accident lawyer settlement

    Our Bowling Green personal injury lawyers were successfully able to secure a $207.8k settlement for a surrounding county client involved in a head-on car wreck.

    Driving around any curve can be intimidating, as you often don’t know what is approaching from the other side. Blind spots around curves can keep you from knowing if another approaching motorist is correctly driving on their side of the road, or if they are negligently crossing over into your lane. In some cases, when a driver crosses the center line when going around a curve, it is due to the fact that they either didn’t want to, couldn’t, or just simply did not slow down enough to safely make the turn. In other cases, the other driver could not be paying attention or is not in appropriate condition to drive. Regardless, when someone crosses the center lane into oncoming traffic, they can be deemed negligent.

    Our client, unfortunately, was the victim of a head-on car wreck where the individual who struck her had fallen asleep at the wheel due to the fact that he was under the influence.

    The Wreck

    When traveling outside of city limits one afternoon, our client was safely and appropriately driving around a curve on the roadway when she was struck head-on by a car coming from the opposite direction. Upon impact, our client’s vehicle was thrown into the guardrail and then bounced off with such force that she was slammed into the other guardrail as well. The vehicle that struck her had crossed into her lane of traffic, and didn’t slow down prior to the collision.

    Due to the impact of the guardrails on the vehicle, both airbags, front and driver-side, deployed within our client’s vehicle.

    Upon police and EMS arrival, she was immediately transported to the Bowling Green Medical Center, where she underwent diagnostic tests for the injuries caused by the wreck. It was determined she had sustained a fractured wrist with multiple areas of internal swelling, external bruising covering her body, and a torn ligament in her wrist. She was forced to undergo three separate surgeries in attempt to fix the injuries that the defendant had caused.

    A witness on the scene reported that she had been following the defendant’s vehicle prior to the collision and had noticed it was veering all over the road. Upon further police investigation, it was determined that the defendant was intoxicated and had fallen asleep at the wheel. He had no recollection of the wreck.

    Car Wreck Statistics

    In 2020 alone, 28.6% of fatalities in traffic accidents between vehicles were in head-on collisions, accounting for around 5,000 deaths nationwide. In addition, 35% of fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred due to impaired driving, causing 13,695 deaths nationwide.

    In 2019, in Kentucky, there were 150 traffic fatalities due to alcohol-impaired driving. Driving under the influence continues to be a threat on roadways all across America, with an estimated 11% of Americans driving under the influence in 2019. Over 10,000 American lives are lost to drunk and drug-impaired driving each year, which accounts for one-third of all traffic deaths. This is unacceptable.

    She Called Us

    The day after the collision, the victim called our Bowling Green office and explained what had happened. Our team gathered additional details, reviewed the case, and immediately took her on as a client.

    The insurance company first offered a $100,000 settlement, which was swiftly declined by our client based upon our recommendation.

    Not only had she already accrued medical expenses close to the initial offer amount, but she also had another surgery already scheduled to further repair the damage done to her wrist.

    After the wreck, our client continued to suffer and was unable to work. This resulted in lost wages that would continue to accumulate until after her recovery from the surgery that hadn’t even happened yet. This was not a fair offer and we knew that.

    Through further negotiations and demands sent to the insurance company, they finally offered our client a reasonable $207.8k settlement. This amount would more than cover the past and future medical expenses and lost wages our client had incurred due to the negligence of the other driver. She accepted and was grateful for the service our team provided.

    Get It Done

    At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of our injured clients every day. When someone else’s negligence causes you or a loved one to be injured, you have the legal right to get the compensation you deserve. We don’t want you to face it alone. If you’ve been injured and it was someone else’s fault, call 800-800-4600.

    We will be there with you every step of the way, to support, guide, and get you the money you deserve.

    Get Hughes & Coleman and Get It Done.

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