On February 16th, 2020, our client, a 40 year old seat-belted driver of a mini-van, was involved in a T-bone type automobile collision, caused by another driver who was uninsured for bodily injury (BI) liability coverage, prompting an Uninsured Motorist (UM) Claim with our client’s own automobile coverage with GEICO. He only maintained $100,000.00 worth of coverage.
In the auto crash, our client sustained significant injuries, including several herniated cervical discs, as well as a disruption to the instrumentation of his prior lumbar laminectomy, specifically, a fracture of a left S-1 pedicle screw.
On July 6th, 2020, our client underwent a two-level Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion (ACDF) surgery, performed by a board-certified, Mayo Clinic trained spine surgeon, in Palm Beach County. Rehabilitative treatment post-surgery is continuing.
After forwarding a single non-stacked Uninsured Motorist (UM) Policy Limit Demand (PLD) to GEICO, on July 20th, 2020, shortly thereafter on July 28th, 2020, GEICO tendered its $100,000.00 single UM policy limit, just six months post-collision.
Following settlement, Seth T. Weinstein, Esq., was able to negotiate approximately $200,000.00 in outstanding billing down to approximately $37,000.00, over an 80% reduction in outstanding bills, allowing for significant in-pocket money for our client in settlement.