$130,000 Settlement for Personal Injuries from Car Accident
A Naugatuck woman secured a $130,000 settlement stemming from an accident where she was rear-ended on Interstate 91 in Windsor, Connecticut, by another motorist.
The AccidentThe plaintiff was rear-ended while driving on Interstate 91 in Windsor, Connecticut. Her Audi was said to have sustained substantial rear-end damage as a result of the accident.
The InjuriesAs a result of the accident, the plaintiff's lower back and knee were injured, requiring medical treatment. The plaintiff received treatment from a chiropractic physician for her lower back. This physician assigned the plaintiff a five percent impairment of her cervical spine as well as a five percent impairment of her lumbar spine. An orthopedic surgeon examined the plaintiff's knee injury and recommended an exploratory arthroscopic surgery to repair a suspected meniscus tear.
The OutcomeThe automobile liability policy on the vehicle operated by the defendant had a minimum $20,000 policy, which was paid in full by the owner's liability carrier. The defendant operator also carried a $20,000 automobile policy on his own private vehicle, which was also exhausted. The plaintiff's own under-insured motorist carrier then paid $90,000 of under-insured motorist benefits to the plaintiff after the full limits of automobile liability coverage were exhausted against both liability policies covering the defendant operator and owner. In total, the plaintiff was awarded a $130,000 settlement.