(PRWEB) December 26, 2013
A pedestrian, who was struck while walking her bicycle across an Austin intersection received a $350,000 settlement with the help of Austin attorney and Carlson Law Firm Partner Robert Ranco, the personal injury law firm announced. (Cause No. D-1-GN-13-000355, 250th District Court of Travis County).
According to court documents, Ranco's client was walking her bicycle up McNeil Road when she was struck by a motorist attempting to make a right turn from a church parking lot. Despite basic facts involved in the Austin pedestrian accident, Ranco and his team had to delve deep into the facts and evidence surrounding their client’s injuries.
“The most challenging aspect of this case was overcoming the Defendant’s testimony that he did not make contact with the Plaintiff,” Ranco explained. “The Defendant told the 911 operator and the police officer that he had hit the Plaintiff, but then he recanted his story to his insurance company and in his deposition. We had to expose his testimony as being inconsistent and prove he had, indeed, hit the Plaintiff, causing her severely broken leg.”
Personal injury cases can often involve complexities that make it necessary to take a deeper look at the surrounding facts, the law firm said. Without the aid of an attorney and the resources accompanying representation, many personal injury victims struggle to get deserved compensation and work with both their insurance as well as insurance representatives for other parties involved in an accident, according to The Carlson Law Firm
“The settlement our client received will help pay for her substantial medical bills,” Ranco said. “Without our involvement the Plaintiff would not have received any money. The insurance company had initially denied her claim because they believed there had been no impact, and the story of the Defendant that the Plaintiff had merely fallen without being hit.”
In situations involving multiple perspectives and stories, investigation of the facts in an accident can reveal a lot about specific details while backing up a client’s injury claims, the personal injury firm notes.
“At The Carlson Law Firm, we don’t shy away from insurance companies, even when they have denied the claim outright. We have the ability to investigate and advocate for our clients to get the best result possible,” Ranco said.
For more information about Partner Robert Ranco and the personal injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm call 800-359-5690 or visit http://www.carlsoninjurylawyersaustin.com/