Our client was a 30-year-old woman who suffered extensive lower back injures after being involved in a rear-end collision in Washington state.
Initially, she felt that her injuries were not serious enough to justify the expense of hiring an attorney, so she tried to handle the case on her own. After months of providing medical documentation and statements about the accident, she felt like she had been making progress towards a fair and reasonable settlement.
That's when things took a turn - she agreed to attend an independent medical examination with a doctor hired by the insurance company to evaluate her condition and determine the severity of her injuries. The insurer used the doctor's notes from this examination against the victim and only offered her a low-ball settlement of just over $38,000.
Insurance Company's Settlement Tactics Lead Victim To Davis Law Group
The injured woman had accrued more than $30,000 in medical bills for treatment of the various injuries she suffered in the accident, which meant accepting the insurance company's offer would not go very far in getting her life back on track.
Thankfully, the woman decided to seek the expert opinion of the auto accident legal team at Davis Law Group to learn more about her legal rights and whether hiring an attorney would be in her best interests.
A few months after she hired Davis Law Group, we filed a lawsuit on her behalf in order to apply more pressure on the insurance company and increase our chances of a favorable resolution to the case. As we approached the scheduled trial date, the defendant's insurance company began to cooperate more fairly and increased their settlement offers to our client. We eventually recovered a $200,000 settlement on our client's behalf.