Our clients, a married couple, were stopped in their vehicle at a red light at the intersection of State Line Road and Red Bridge Road / College Avenue. While they were waiting for the light to turn green, their vehicle was struck violently from behind by another driver. Our clients both went to the emergency room for treatment and were diagnosed with neck and back strain / pain (Cervicalgia).
Their injuries from the accident did not subside for months and required physical therapy and follow up medical care. After an investigation, we found the at-fault driver was issued a DUI at the scene and that he had been involved in another, second collision nearby. Unfortunately, our investigation also determined that this driver died after the crash from an unrelated cause. We preserved our client’s claim by initiating suit and requesting the court to appoint a defendant ad litem to act on behalf of the deceased defendant.
Ultimately, the insurance company agreed to settle the claims for both our clients in an amount far in excess of their past and future medical bills and lost wages.