If another driver caused your car accident in Palmetto Bay, Florida, you may have a case.
Let’s look at a Palmetto Bay car crash settlement. I’ll then give you fast facts that you need to know about car wrecks in Palmetto Bay.
Driver Gets $20,000 Settlement for Palmetto Bay Car Accident
My client was driving a car when another driver hit her. The crash area can be seen in the picture above.
The damage to both cars was listed as $1,000 on the police crash report. The Miami-Dade County police officer gave the other driver a ticket for careless driving.
GEICO insured the careless driver.
Peggy Thaggard was GEICO’s claim examiner. I have spoken with Peggy in other car and motorcycle accident cases with GEICO. These include one that settled for $100,000, and another that settled for $35,000.
She wasn’t the assigned adjuster in those cases, but when you call GEICO sometimes adjusters cover for others when they are out of the office.
Careless driver has $20,000 in BI insurance
The at fault driver had $20,000 in bodily injury (“BI”) liability insurance per person. This is a common amount of car insurance with GEICO.
Thus, the most that GEICO owed us was $20,000.
Claimant has neck pain
She treated with Baptist Medical Plaza at Palmetto Bay. She complained of neck pain.
Taken to Baptist Miami for CT scan
Since they didn’t have a CT scan there, she was transferred to Baptist Hospital for that test.
Claimant doesn’t have uninsured motorist insurance.
My client did not have uninsured motorist (“UM”) insurance. It is not required in Florida.
I looked for additional insurance coverage. I sent the GEICO an affidavit for its driver to complete.
The affidavit asked whether he was working at the time of the crash. It also asked many other questions.
Unfortunately, the careless driver had no other insurance coverage. I settled the case with GEICO for $20,000.
Claimant’s Workers Compensation Pays Lost Wages and Bills
My client was working at the time of the accident. Her workers compensation insurer, Liberty Mutual, had paid over $48,000 for her lost wages and medical bills that were crash related.
Liberty Mutual told us that they expected to be paid from the settlement.
I got Workers Compensation to Waive its Claim
I got them to waive their claim. We didn’t have to pay them. This put more money in my client’s pocket.
I handled this car accident case by myself. We also worked on her workers compensation case with an attorney from another law firm.
This is just one of many Palmetto Bay car accident cases that I’ve handled.
Pedestrian Gets $8,000 after Car Hits Him in Palmetto Bay
A man was in a car dealership parking lot in Palmetto Bay, Florida. A minivan backed up into him.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue came to the scene. He complained of neck pain to the paramedics.
An ambulance took him to him to Homestead Hospital. He had soft tissue injuries.
State Farm Insurance insured the driver.
I settled the case for $8,000 with State Farm.
Other Common Vehicle Accidents in Palmetto Bay, Florida
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Taxi accidents
- Another car hits an Uber driver
- Uber or Lyft Driver Caused Your Accident
- Uber and Lyft Passenger Claims Against Another Driver
- Wrongful death
- and many other types of accidents.
Articles about claims for car accidents that happen near to Palmetto Bay
- Cutler Bay Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
- Pinecrest Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
- Kendall Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
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