We represented a career truck driver in his 60s in a collision in which a sedan ran into the back of the client’s tractor-trailer, while both vehicles were in motion, on I-75. The insurance company argued that our client was not injured, because he did not seek medical treatment until the next week, and instead continued on his route to Nashville, and because there was only minor damage to his trailer.
The insurance company also argued that much of our client’s medical treatment was not related to the collision because he had pre-existing degenerative changes to his spine, and because of a gap in his treatment. Following mediation, however, the insurance company ended up agreeing to pay 2.5 times the amount of its prior statutory offer of settlement to resolve the case and avoid a jury trial.
- From Attorney Kimberly Mowbray