$100,000 Settlement – Auto Accident
Attorney: Donald Dunn
Our client was driving himself to the hospital for a collapsed lung and using the inside lane of a four-lane road. Traffic in the outside lane was backed up. Defendant drove onto the highway from an adjoining street and the vehicles collided. The insurance company for the other driver claimed that our client contributed to the accident and denied liability. After the collision, he was taken to the ER where his collapsed lung was addressed. Prior to the wreck, our client suffered from oral cancer which destroyed a large portion of his lower jaw. After removing the tumor, oral surgeons from UNC reconstructed his jaw through the use of bone harvested from other areas of his body. Sometime later, doctors at UNC determined that the wreck fractured his new jaw requiring surgery to rebuild his jaw for a second time. We filed suit and litigated the claim until the insurance company tendered the policy limits of $100,000.