Oakland County Lawyer Wins Personal Injury Case
Passenger suffers fractured pelvis, PTSD in car accident
Defendant driver asserts stop sign obstructed; case settles for policy limits
On July 31, 2011 plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was T-boned by defendant after he disregarded an intersection stop sign. Plaintiff suffered a fractured pelvis, bimalleolar fracture, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The driver of the plaintiff’s vehicle died and filed a seperate claim, while a passenger of the defendant’s vehicle filed a third claim.
Defense claimed the incident took place in a rural section Huron County and that corn crops may have obstructed driver’s view of the stop sign.
Before the case evaluation, the cases settled for the policy limits of 1.5 million. Fourty-three percent, or $652,500 was accorded to the plaintiff, while 53 percent was accorded to the death claim and 4 percent accorded to the defendants passenger.