$250K Policy Limits Settlement for
San Francisco Pedestrian Accident
Traumatic Brain Injury
San Francisco Pedestrian Struck by Car in Crosswalk
A 25-year-old union worker for a local utility company suffered severe injuries, including a pedestrian accident traumatic brain injury (TBI), when a driver turned left across a pedestrian crosswalk. The motorist's car struck the young man and throwing him first onto the hood of the car, and then onto the street. The accident occurred in the Richmond district of San Francisco at Arguello Boulevard and Turk Street, just north of Golden Gate Park.
Pedestrian Accident Traumatic Brain Injury is No Joke
The young pedestrian suffered fractured jaw, a fractured skull, and a traumatic brain injury. He spent several days in the hospital while doctors stabilized him, and CT scans showed an air pocket in the young man’s brain. Even after he was released from the hospital, due to the traumatic brain injury, he had severe headaches, memory loss, and difficulty performing basic everyday activities due to dizziness and general fogginess of his brain. Sadly, he even lost his hearing for a week after the accident. But, he regained it after the swelling reduced and his injuries stabilized somewhat.
Due to his injuries and the expensive procedures required to diagnose his TBI, his medical bills were piling up, and he was unable to work. His family knew he needed help, so they hired Sally Morin Law to handle the details of his pedestrian accident injury case.
Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Sally and her team immediately jumped on board to determine how much insurance coverage the at-fault driver carried, as they knew the costs of treating a pedestrian accident traumatic brain injury were significant. Luckily the motorist carried $250,000 of liability insurance. Although, it was not nearly enough to fully compensate the pedestrian for his TBI, other injuries and his pain and suffering, it was far beyond California's minimum limit of $15,000 of liability coverage.
At least 1/3 of all drivers in California carry this minimum limit of $15k. Did you know that your own auto insurance can cover you if you are in a pedestrian accident?
Health Insurance Liens in Pedestrian Accident Claims
The pedestrian accident experts at Sally Morin Law recovered the full $250k limits of the driver’s auto insurance policy, and alleviated their client's stress so he could focus on his recovery and returning to work. Then, the team went to work on reducing their client's medical bills, so he could keep more of the settlement money for himself.
The pedestrian's medical bills were approximately $72,000. Despite his health insurance demanding full reimbursement of that amount, Sally Morin Law negotiated the young man’s medical bills down to increase his final net settlement.
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In the end, the experienced pedestrian accident legal team at Sally Morin Law obtained a settlement of $250,000 for the union utility worker, putting almost $100,000 in the young man’s pocket. His pedestrian accident traumatic brain injury symptoms were almost fully relieved, and he was excited to move on with his life with a decent financial cushion.
If you or someone you love has suffered a pedestrian accident TBI, please contact our team to see if we can help.