Victoria Sandoval, a 57-year-old woman, has recently been awarded $1.3 million in damages to compensate her for lost wages, medical bills, past pain and suffering, and future pain and suffering. Here is her story:
The Accident & Injuries
Ms. Sandoval was injured when she was acting as a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over and stopped to the side of the road. The vehicle she was in was rear-ended by a drunk driver. Initially thinking that her injuries were not serious, Sandoval returned to her home that night. A few days later, after she had developed pain from the accident, she sought hospital care. There, she was x-rayed, given pain medications, and discharged.
However, the pain did not subside, and so she followed up with a chiropractor for a few months. When pain continued to persist, she sought further medical care and eventually underwent an intensive neck surgery. Since that time, she has made a slow – but positive – recovery.
Liability for Injuries
Victoria Sandoval only speaks Spanish, limiting her abilities to negotiate with an insurance adjuster on her own and potentially limiting her understanding of the insurance claim system. It is no surprise, then, that the drunk driver’s liability insurance policy – which was held in an amount of $25,0000 – refused to pay Sandoval’s claim, asserting that she was not really injured.
The Quirk Law Firm, LLP Builds a Winning Case
Ms. Sandoval sought the services of our team at the Quirk Law Firm, LLP, where our Ventura abogados – or attorneys – helped her to build a winning case. Because the insurance company initially denied her claim, they are now on the hook for the entire amount. Today, Sandoval has been awarded: $200,000 for past medical bills; $50,000 for lost wages; $100,000 for past pain and suffering; and $750,000 for future pain and suffering.
If you need help with injury accidents, our talented attorney, Trevor Quirk, can help you. We are committed to providing injury victims with the legal services they need, and will never charge you upfront or request hourly pay. Your initial consultation with us is always free, so contact us today at (805) 650-7778 to get started! Se habla Espanol.
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