$250,000 recovered for victim with pre-existing back injury
$250,000 was recovered on behalf of a 45 year old woman for a severe rear-end collision caused by an uninsured motorist. Although the injured victim had a pre-existing back injury, Suzanne Skolnick of the Skolnick Law Group was able to persuasively argue that the victim’s pre-existing symptoms were exacerbated by the collision and would require a future back surgery. The uninsured motorist insurance carrier agreed to pay their full policy limit. In an interesting twist, Skolnick Law Group was only hired after the statute of limitations had already run on the claim, which would ordinarily mean that the injured victim would not be able to obtain any recovery. However, after Skolnick Law Group investigated the facts, it was determined that the insurance company had failed to ever inform their insured about the statute of limitations, which they are required to do by law. The insurance company’s attempt to trick their insured out of her uninsured motorist coverage backfired though and Skolnick Law Group was able to get the insurance company to pay the full $250,000 policy limit.