On May 19th, 2004, a middle-aged man, an employee of the Budget Group, Inc. (airport rental car shuttle driver), was the victim of an automobile collision while on-the-job and in the scope of his employment. Our client sustained a herniated disc with a surgical recommendation (surgery wasn’t obtained). Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law, were able to garner the underlying $25,000.00 bodily injury coverage limit from State Farm, while also obtaining the secondary $25,000.00 coverage limit from Allstate, his own Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurer, a total settlement of $50,000.00, which was all of the available insurance coverage.
As this was primarily a worker’s compensation case, Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. had some of its affiliated attorneys handle the plaintiff’s worker’s compensation matter on behalf of the injured worker. Concurrently with the independent tort case for bodily injury and underinsured motorist claim, Sokoloff & Weinstein’s affiliated attorneys were able to garner an additional worker’s compensation settlement of $10,490.00 for our client. The total settlement for our client was $60,490.