Our client was a passenger who was riding with her husband when their car was struck in a “T-bone” collision. The accident occurred in Johnson County, Kansas. There was no video evidence of how the collision occurred, and the drivers had conflicting accounts.
Our client’s husband said he had a green light at the intersection where the crash occurred and that the other car ran a red light before colliding on the passenger side where the wife was sitting. The other driver stated she had the green light.
As a result, both insurance companies – for the husband and the other driver – were disputing liability and had refused to pay. However, our client was not at fault – she was simply riding as a passenger—and she was seriously injured with multiple broken bones, including a broken sacrum (the large, triangular bone at the base of the spine) that required surgery.
After discussing with our client, we initiated suit against both the husband and the other driver, and within days, both insurance companies paid full policy limits. The settlement more than covered our client’s unpaid medical bills and provided her with the compensation she deserved for her painful injuries.