Serious West Greenwich Rhode Island Auto Accident Results In Maximum Policy Limits Settlement
Attorney Mike Bottaro Helps Client Following Shoulder Surgery
$125,000.00 Settlement: Combined BI/UIM Claims
There was construction work on I-95 in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. Unfortunately, another driver was not paying attention while traveling at highway speeds estimated around 70 mph. This driver smashed into the rear of our client’s vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing our client’s air bags to deploy.
Our client was a health care professional. An area hospital treated her in the immediate aftermath for neck, back, and shoulder injuries. She could not return to work. When her pain persisted into the following week, she sought further treatment including physical therapy. Unfortunately, though her neck and back pain gradually began to ease, our client continued to feel a lingering pain in her right shoulder that did not respond to therapy.
She was therefore referred to an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. Imaging tests detected significant internal injury to the shoulder, and our client received several steroid injections before ultimately undergoing shoulder surgery.
Our RI personal injury law firm obtained a policy limit settlement of $25,000 from the defendant’s insurance carrier as compensation for our client’s injuries and lost wages. Unfortunately, our client’s medical and automotive repair expenses greatly exceeded this amount. Thankfully, our client had purchased underinsured (UIM) motorist coverage through her own insurance policy, as an added protection in such circumstances. Our RI car accident attorneys negotiated with the UIM insurance carrier and obtained UIM benefits in the amount of $100,000, for combined maximum policy limits settlements totaling $125,000.00.