Frentz & Frentz was successful in obtaining a total of $285,000.00 in settlement for our client, a 15-year-old girl. In 2013, our client was a passenger in a pickup that collided at highway speeds with another vehicle. She suffered severe foot fractures, a wrist and leg fracture, and underwent surgeries to her foot and wrist. Her physical recovery took months and the medical bills exceeded $90,000.00.
A liability dispute arose between the insurance companies of the two drivers about which vehicle crossed the centerline. Frentz and Frentz was ultimately successful in arguing our client’s case on liability and obtained a $100,000.00 settlement, the full policy limits, from the at-fault vehicle. We then pursued an underinsured motorist claim for our client and secured an additional settlement of $185,000.00, making the total recovery $285,000.00.
Final approval for the settlement was recently granted by a Blue Earth County District Court Judge as required by Rule 145 of the Minnesota General Rules Practice. Under Rule 145, settlement funds were set aside for our client by the Court, and will be released to her on her 18th birthday.