Cuming & Gillespie LLP represented a woman who was injured when her vehicle was struck while properly stopped at a red light following an initial impact between two other vehicles. The circumstances of the initial impact were unclear, with each driver pointing the finger at the other, so a lawsuit was launched against both. The litigation resulted in evidence supporting a finding of liability against both defendant drivers. However, neither of the defendants’ insurers was prepared to accept any liability or contribute to compensating the plaintiff for her injuries and losses.

The case went to mediation, where the defendant insurance companies each remained steadfast in their position that the other was liable and seemingly committed to dragging the plaintiff’s claim out. However, the lawyers at Cuming & Gillespie LLP negotiated a unique resolution that provided closure and immediate payment to the plaintiff while allowing the defendants to continue their liability dispute without her involvement.