Million Dollar Injuries
As I sit on my couch on Sunday morning and I watch the news I take notice of all of the TV commercials that profess to be able to settle cases for $1 Million dollars. So many commercials that it makes it sound like these settlements are the norm for a minor injury or fender bender. The people in the commercials look fine and unless you read the fine print that says “paid actor” or “paid employee” you’d have no way to know those people aren’t the people that were injured. So I started to think about some of my cases that get to that $1 Million dollar mark and how the injuries are so bad and so horrific that no one would ever want the injuries in return for any sum of money, much less dance around about them. In the past 30 days we have settled two cases for $1 Million dollars each. Here’s a summary of those “million dollar injuries”:
$1 Million Personal Injury Settlement
In this case our client was struck by a transportation company vehicle that backed up into her. The client was knocked to the ground and her legs run over. She cried out in pain and upon hearing the cries, the driver put the vehicle in drive and drove back over the client’s legs. She was in the hospital for 30 days with multiple surgeries and a fear of losing her leg(s). She was released to an assisted living facility because she could not stand on her own and once she was able to bear weight then moved to a rehabilitation facility. Just the initial hospital bill was over $200,000.
I don’t see any dancing in her future.
$1 Million Tow Truck Accident Settlement
In another case, our client was hit head on by a tow truck. She was transported to the ICU where she underwent multiple surgeries to her leg. In fact, this client had 4 surgeries in all to include placing hardware in the leg, then removing the hardware, then a total knee replacement. Because of her injuries she can never work again and will likely have lifetime future medical needs. In this case roughly $7,000 was paid in property damage with the remaining $993,000 in bodily injury.
She is not dancing from her injuries either.
South Carolina Personal Injury and Car Accident Case Value
Every case is different and during my initial meeting with our clients (yes I am the one that meets with the client), I walk through expectations, time frame and likely results of the case with both the good and the bad of each case. We always do our best to tell our clients why the value of a case is the likely value. We do not use gimmicks but rather rest on our results and client reviews.
If you have been injured in a car accident or because of a job injury in the upstate of South Carolina then please call us for a free consultation to discuss your case. Please remember all cases are different and these settlements are merely examples.
Settlements and results are posted for informational purposes only. Any future verdicts or settlements cannot necessarily be predicted from prior results. Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.