Did you know that if you suffer personal injuries caused by a hit-and-run driver, you may be entitled to a personal injury settlement? Here where we practice, in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, I often field questions from victims of hit-and-run car accidents. In today’s blog, I share a victory we had for our client in a Rhode Island hit-and-run car accident settlement.
Warwick, Rhode Island Hit & Run Car Accident Results In Torn Labrum Requiring Surgery
Our client was on his way to an anniversary dinner with his significant other. He was traveling on I-95 North in Warwick. Suddenly, a careless driver lost control and struck our client head on.
Air bags deployed and the windshield shattered. Our client was left in the vehicle unconscious.
The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene, before Rhode Island State Police and the Warwick Fire Department could arrive. Meanwhile, our client needed immediate medical attention and help exiting the vehicle.
Our client suffered immediate pain and the ambulance transported him to Kent Hospital with multiple personal injuries. As time went on, doctors diagnosed, most notably, a torn labrum in his pelvic region in addition to his concussion and personal injuries to his neck, back, and ribs.
Our Client On Crunches Post-Labrum Surgery From The Auto Crash
Following an MRI and conservative treatment that did not resolve his pain, his orthopedic surgeon took him to surgery. Post-surgery, our client needed to be on crutches, and this would keep him out of work for some time.
How Do I Get A Personal Injury Settlement After A RI Hit-And-Run Car Accident?
In both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, it is important that you purchase uninsured motorist (“UM”) benefits. The law surrounding UM coverage allows you to make a claim on your own auto insurance for these benefits when the driver who caused your auto accident lacks auto insurance or leaves the scene.
In this case, fortunately our client purchased this UM coverage so we were fighting with his UM insurer. Essentially, it is our burden to prove our case in the exact same way, simply dealing with his auto insurer (it is not any easier – all auto insurance companies are trying to limit their payments!).
But with the help of our great team here at Bottaro Injury Lawyers, I was ultimately able to secure a $205,000.00 settlement that covered medical bills, lost wages, past and future pain and suffering and provided a tax-free settlement to our grateful client!
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