This 25 year old woman's injury demonstrates why underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) is so important. After collecting $25,000 from the negligent driver who caused her injury, she was able to collect an additional $75,000 from her OWN insurance.
While walking with the crosswalk, FK was knocked down by a car making a legal right turn on red light. After being taken to the hospital and treated, FK went through weeks of healing and physical therapy as well as missed work. Lipkin & Apter was able to win the case as well as negotiate a reduction in medical fees resulting in a net settlement to FK.
After a serious car accident an underinsured motorist claim was filed with the client's own insurance carrier. The insurance carrier did not want to settle without conducting a thorough investigation. Even then the original settlement offer was rejected. Lipkin & Apter secured a settlement at over 50% more than originally offered.
The negligent driver’s insurance company agreed to tender their driver’s policy limits of $250,000.00 as soon as they received the documentation we provided. As soon as possible thereafter, we made a court appearance required by the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and presented our client’s Petition for Court Approval of the Settlement in the amount of the $250,000.00 policy limits of insurance. The Court saw that all documents were in accordance with Illinois law and granted the Petition. We then obtained our client’s money for her.
Lipkin & Apter attorneys get results. We know how to maximize the money damages our clients have coming to them in a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and construction accidents.