$700,000 for Man Injured In Head-on Collision
Ottawa, IL – January, 2016
The Whiting Law Group secured $700,000 for a man injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ottawa, Illinois in December 2009. Our client was devastatingly injured when he was struck head on by an oncoming car on Route 23 in LaSalle County, Illinois. The at-fault driver died at the scene. The impact was significant. Our client was trapped in the vehicle. He was taken to Ottawa Hospital. He was then transferred to Loyola University for surgery on his feet and left arm. Heultimately underwent two surgeries to repair the damage to his ankles and feet.
The at-fault driver had $100,000 in insurance coverage. The Whiting Law Group quickly secured it for our client. However, our fight did notend there. We made an underinsured motorist claim on our client’s own motor vehicle insurance policy. The insurance company denied coverage arguing our client was working at the time of the accident and did not qualify for coverage. We fought the contract dispute in the Cook County Chancery Division. The Court agreed with us and found our client was entitled to coverage. The insurance company appealed. The First District Appellate Court also agreed with our arguments and demanded the insurance company honor its contract of insurance with our client. The battle to make sure the insurance company pay our client what he deserved took years of courtroom battles.
Once the courts found there was coverage we then had to prove up the claim at arbitration to obtain the underinsured motorist benefits. Through witness statements, medical visuals, expert testimony, and careful client preparation a persuasive winning case was built. The insurance company could no longer deny the truth and agreed to pay our client an additional $600,000.
As a result of the positions taken by the insurance company the road to justice for our client was long. It took several years in courtroom and appellate battles. The Whiting Law Group never gave up. While a monetary settlement will never make our client forget the horrific accident, he is using the funds to rebuild the life the devastating injuries he suffered in the accident took from him.
Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr. Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee unless we win your case.
The firm has also won numerous cases that were either settled or tried before a jury and resulted in millions of dollars in recovery for the firm’s clients over the past 15 years.