Attorney Scot Goldberg represented a young man who was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a cement truck, which made an illegal turn. The car caught on fire and the victim was trapped in the vehicle, sustaining third degree burns over forty percent of his body. He also suffered a brain injury from the severe head trauma at impact, along with fractures to both legs. His treatment included emergency care at the local trauma center, followed by multiple surgeries for skin grafting and months of physical therapy. The client sustained permanent brain damage and scarring over a significant portion of his body as a result of his injuries.
The insurance carrier for the cement company had a policy with $1 Million coverage. The carrier offered $250,000.00 to settle the case. Mr. Goldberg responded by notifying the insurance carrier that if it did not pay its limits within 20 days, he would be forced to file a lawsuit against the cement company. On the 19th day, the carrier paid $980,000.00 in settlement of the claim.