After a serious car accident, the most important thing is to make sure you seek prompt medical treatment. Unfortunately, not all automobile insurance companies deal fairly with claimants. Most insurance companies hide behind weak liability and medical arguments to force you to take less than reasonable compensation. When this happens, you need a persistent Raleigh automobile crash attorney on your side.
Personal Injury in North Carolina
T. Shawn Howard, our lead personal injury attorney, frequently handles daunting automobile crash personal injury cases. Recently, he represented a Raleigh teenager catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident in September of 2017. At the time of the crash, she was riding in the passenger seat of a car driven by the defendant.
Because of the crash, the client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), tibia & fibula fractures, multiple fractures to her pelvis which required Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) surgery. ORIF surgery required the doctors to re-align the bone using screws. She also suffered a fractured femur and L2, L3, L4 and L5 fractures in her spine. Most notably, she almost did not survive the Crash, as she had a shattered right kidney and bleeding from her right renal artery and aorta. To save her life, surgeons completely removed her right kidney.
Mr. Howard spent nearly two years litigating this case, seeking to recover all available insurance coverage for her. After the Defendant refused to appear for his deposition, the firm filed multiple motions with the Court. Ultimately, the court held the defendant in contempt after his arrest. The Defendant’s deposition took place in a Wake County jail after he was transferred from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office. The firm was able to settle the child’s claim for all available insurance coverage. Notably, while Medicaid initially claimed one-third of the minor’s settlement for reimbursement, the firm filed a Motion to reduce the Medicaid lien. Medicaid later agreed to waive its claimed lien. This allowed the client to make a more substantial recovery.
Raleigh Automobile Crash Attorney at Maginnis Howard
If you or someone you know has been injured due to someone else’s negligence behind the wheel, contact the Raleigh personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Howard at (919) 526-0450. You may also submit a request through our contact page.
The Raleigh law firm of Maginnis Howard offers free consultations to all prospective personal injury clients. If we can help you with your case, we will agree to do so on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you owe no attorneys’ fees or court costs unless we recover money damages for you.