$350,000 ― Motor Vehicle Accident ― Clearwater, Florida
In 2015, attorney Scot Goldberg received a call from a judge in Michigan. She was not calling in an official capacity, but a personal one – her father and stepmother had been involved in a car crash in St. Petersburg, and she was looking for help.
The judge said she had been searching for a respected personal injury attorney to represent her parents. She said that after seeing our website and reading about our success in helping victims of motor vehicle accidents, she was convinced she had found the right attorney.
Scot made many trips to St. Petersburg to meet with the clients. Both the husband and wife were injured in the crash, so this case required negotiating with multiple insurance policies and various coverages in order to obtain adequate financial compensation for our clients. Scot moved quickly and obtained the full policy limits for the husband's case.
The wife's case, however, involved some more intricate legal strategies and negotiating tactics.
“We had to take the female passenger's case into litigation because the insurance companies were not willing, initially, to pay the policy's limits of $250,000 of Bodily Injury coverage, and $100,000 in Uninsured Motorist coverage,” Scot says.
The wife required several surgeries for her injuries, and Goldberg Noone Abraham was diligent in keeping the insurance carrier well informed throughout each process. “We pushed the envelope in holding the insurance company accountable, and the more we demonstrated the insurance company was aware of the severity of our client's injuries, the more it put them in a box they were having trouble talking their way out of.”
Through tenacity and perseverance, and in the middle of litigating the case, the insurance companies finally agreed to tender all $350,000 of insurance coverage available. Once they realized that our law firm was not going to back down, and was willing to take this case to a jury trial, they began to reasonably analyze the facts of the wife's case.
Scot points out that in every single case we take on, there is always one paramount goal: to ensure that the appropriate parties are held accountable for our clients' injuries and to negotiate aggressively until the case is fairly resolved.
“I'm glad that our clients were pleased with their settlements, and in fact they still keep in touch with me to let me know how they're doing,” Scot said. “To me, that's the real measure of success.”