A Naugatuck woman secured a $130,000 settlement stemming from accident where she was rear-ended on Interstate 91 in Windsor, Connecticut by another motorist.
The plaintiff was a twenty-five year old makeup artist and retail saleswoman. As a result of the accident her neck, lower back and knee were injured, requiring medical treatment. The plaintiff received medical treatment from a chiropractic physician for her cervical spine and lower back. The chiropractic physician assigned the plaintiff a five percent impairment of the cervical spine and a five percent impairment of her lumbar spine pursuant to the 5th Edition of the AMA Guide. An orthopedic surgeon examined her knee injury who recommended an exploratory arthroscopic surgery to repair a suspected meniscus tear.
The plaintiff’s Audi had substantial rear end crush damage from the accident. The automobile liability policy on the vehicle operated by the defendant had a minimum $20,000.00 policy. The policy was paid in full by the owner’s liability carrier. The defendant operator also carried a $20,000.00 automobile policy on his own private automobile, which was also exhausted.
The plaintiff’s own under-insured motorist carrier than paid $90,000.00 of under-insured motorist benefits to the plaintiff after the full limits of automobile liability coverage were exhausted against both liability policies covering the defendant operator and owner.
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