I have spent several years writing about every aspect of personal injury law in Rhode Island and in so doing I have connected with many clients… and I hope helped many more people with answers to their questions. But every business is a results oriented business and for now, I will from time to time discuss some of our great results. I haven’t done this in the past, even though our office has helped recover over ten million dollars in our first five years, but I think it is helpful to see results from different cases, some of which might bear a resemblance to your own.
Just this past week I settled a case for the policy limits that was long in litigation. This young man who was involved in a serious roll over accident came to me after two years of trying to negotiate on his own with the insurance company. He sustained a serious shoulder injury that was likely to be permanent, but did not require surgery. The insurance company seriously undervalued the case and offered only $18k to my client. He realized this was a ridiculous offer and decided to hire me to represent him. We immediately filed a lawsuit. It was a long and arduous battle. The insurance company rejected our arbitration award, refused to mediate and closed the door on us at every opportunity. Undeterred, we prepared for trial and our expert witness was ready to demolish their case. Finally, on the eve of trial, the insurance company caved and offered over 4x times their previous offer. My client was very happy with the result and he was rewarded for his patience and determination.
There is no question that it can be difficult to wait so long for justice and satisfaction but it is worth it!! My client could have accepted 18k a few years ago but decided to fight for what was right and ended up with over 80k as a reward. Our office does not leave money on the table. If you have been seriously injured, think carefully before settling. Whether you have an attorney or not, if the offer is far too low for your serious injury, think about a lawsuit and willingness to fight. Call our office today for a free consultation.