Rear-ended By a Semi-Truck
Placing Trust in the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya
Michael was stopped at a red light when he was rear-ended by a semi-truck, pushing his truck 58 feet from the point of impact and causing injuries to his neck and shoulders. Michael went to visit his primary care provider (PCP) the next day and was immediately started on an intense recovery program including physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and massage therapy.
Nearly a year after the collision, Michael was walking his dog when he slipped and fell. Michael reported the fall to his PCP and explained that he was experiencing severe pain in both shoulders. Michael’s PCP recommended an MRI be done to determine the extent of his injuries. The results of the MRI showed that Michael had two torn rotator cuffs and would require surgery. Michael’s PCP and his surgeon determined that his injuries were too severe to have been caused by the fall and must have been a result of the collision.
Michael presented the new findings to the defendant’s insurance company; unfortunately, the defendant’s insurance company disagreed with both doctors, offering Michael a settlement of $3,500. It was at this point that Michael realized he wouldn’t get the justice he was entitled to on his own, so he made the call to the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya.
Dianne met with Michael and his wife and quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be an “easy” case, but that had never stopped her before. By the end of the meeting, Michael had decided to put his trust in Dianne and hire the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya to represent him. While Michael was working to recover from his injuries, Dianne and her team started working to ensure he received fair compensation for them.
Once Michael completed his treatment, Dianne began negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company. After months of negotiating back and forth, and gaining little ground, Dianne met with Michael again to discuss taking the case before a judge. Once Dianne had explained the process and answered his questions, Michael decided to place his trust in Dianne once more and move his case into litigation. Michael’s case never made it to the courtroom though.
During pre-trial mediation, two attorneys from the defendant’s insurance company met with Michael and our litigation team in a last attempt to reach a settlement. After hours of negotiating back and forth, the defendant’s attorneys finally agreed to settle Michael’s case for $145,000 and pay for mediation costs. The trust that Michael had placed in Dianne Sawaya and her team had paid off.
If you need an attorney you can trust to represent you for your personal injury case, call the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya at (303) 758-4777 or visit us online today for a free case review.
Settlement: $145,00 and pay for mediation costs.