Austin injury attorney resolves case for $950k
The victim of a rear-end car accident received reached an agreement to settle for $950,000 with Allstate, the insurance carrier for the Defendants, with the help of Austin personal injury lawyer, Robert L. Ranco.
The Carlson Law Firm’s client was driving on Interstate Highway 35 when he was struck from behind by an unlicensed driver at a high rate of speed.
“We were prepared to go to trial on this case because negotiations had broken down. However, once the court determined, as a matter of law, that the driver was negligent and that our medical expenses were reasonable and necessary, those rulings allowed us to get the case done for a fair amount of compensation,” said Ranco.
The victim sustained several injuries to the head and neck and back resulting in headaches, as well cervical and lumbar pain. After multiple injections, a radiofrequency ablasion, and a lumbar fusion, the victim continues to see pain management doctors to deal with the ongoing difficulty. “Our client suffered significant injuries that he continues to deal with today. The doctors agree that these are conditions that he will be dealing with indefinitely, and possibly for the rest of his life,” Ranco mentioned.
The case settled primarily due to the negligence of the defendants and the injuries that resulted.
Austin, Texas ranks third for the highest number of car collisions in the state following only Dallas and Houston. In 2013, there were over 13,000 car crashes in Austin.
Rear-end collisions are among the most common car crashes across the nation. They are commonly caused by distractions and defective vehicles. The struck vehicles are often stopped at a stop sign, stop light or in stopped traffic, while the rear-enders are often distracted by texting, radio or under the influence.
“We cannot take away the damage, we can only seek to make sure he has the ability to get the treatment he needs in the future, and we accomplished that here,” said Ranco. “I am very proud of the work that our team did working toward this resolution.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm for a free consultation to see if you are entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. Settlements and verdicts vary between cases. Results of other cases are not indicators for the success of future cases. The Carlson Law Firm can help determine if you have a case and fight for what you deserve.
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