Burress Injury Law is pleased to announce that it has secured more than $415,000 on behalf of two clients who sustained injuries in a rear-end collision.
MCKINNEY, Texas, July 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Burress Injury Law is pleased to announce that it has secured more than $415,000 on behalf of two clients who sustained injuries in a rear-end collision (case number: 002-01460-2022 in Collin County Circuit Court). According to the suit, the clients, a married couple, were struck from behind by another vehicle and initially declined medical care at the scene. However, both spouses suffered delayed injuries and went to urgent care the next day. Doctors there determined that they had both sustained back and neck strains. Upon follow-up MRIs, doctors discovered a 1 mm disc protrusion in each of the clients' spines. Thereafter, the couple received chiropractic care over three months.
The at-fault driver's insurance company, GEICO, initially offered $21,738.88. Burress Injury Law and its clients felt that this sum was unreasonable and filed a lawsuit. Ultimately, litigation forced GEICO to offer the entirety of its $100,001 policy.
Believing the policy limits settlement from GEICO left the at fault driver underinsured, Burress Injury Law pursued further compensation through the plaintiffs' own uninsured motorist policy with Liberty Mutual. Liberty Mutual denied the claim, concluding its own insureds had already been fully compensated by GEICO, prompting its insureds to commence litigation against their own insurance company to whom they dutifully paid premiums for just this type of event. At mediation, Liberty Mutual offered $1,000 to each of its insureds.
Buress Injury Law took the case to trial against Liberty Mutual. Barnett Walker, Judge of Collin County Court of Law No. 2, presided over the two day trial during which the firm presented evidence of the clients' injuries and damages. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs and awarded them an additional $304,785.12 not including costs and interest. Along with the prior settlement, the judgment including interest and costs amounts to $417,013.66.
"Though we typically represent clients who have suffered serious injuries, we take pride in being a community law firm, which sometimes requires us to handle a minor injury case. On these occasions, it is equally important to us to help these clients recover full value for their claims. This verdict sends a strong message to auto insurance companies that juries in Collin County can and will deliver justice for car accident victims, even in the absence of catastrophic injuries," said Burress Injury Law founder, Jason K. Burress. Burress Injury Law expresses its appreciation to its clients as well as the doctors and medical experts involved, the court and its staff, and the members of the jury. The firm plans to continue delivering impactful results on behalf of current and future clients.
About Burress Injury Law
Burress Injury Law is a personal injury law firm based in Texas, with locations in McKinney, Frisco, Paris,and Sherman. The firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases, including motor vehicle accidents, 18-wheeler wrecks, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, plane and boat crashes, and cases involving drunk driving, brain injuries, and product defects.
To learn more about Burress Injury Law or to contact the firm, please visit: https://www.mytexasfirm.com/
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