Our client, a 43 year-old female, recovered $197,000 in settlement, despite the responsible insurance company initially denying her claim, claiming their driver was not at fault – and then started a suit against our client for damage to the defendant’s car. The accident occurred on a snowy evening in December 2013, when a young man had parked his pick-up across a highway as he was going to attempt to pull a vehicle from the ditch. Given the poor visibility, our client was unable to see the pickup in time to avoid colliding with it at highway speeds. The young man was ticketed for improper parking and fined; however, despite this his insurance company then filed a lawsuit against our client for property damage.
Our client, GH, suffered bilateral knee fractures and a complicated fracture-dislocation of her foot that required surgery. Her doctors did a great job with her care, but she had extensive medical bills and lost wages, in addition to ongoing foot pain. Frentz and Frentz provided substantial evidence of fault on the defendant driver to the attorneys for the insurance company, including a sworn statement from our client, and ultimately, the insurance company reversed their position.