Cuming & Gillespie represented a young woman who was struck by a vehicle while out for a jog. When she first contacted our office, this client had been advised by the vehicle’s insurer that her claim was “capped” and she was therefore only entitled to $4,777 in damages pursuant to the Minor Injury Regulations. She came to us unsure if she even had a claim worth pursuing.
While this client’s initial injuries were limited to soft-tissue damage, they, unfortunately, were deemed by her medical providers and our experts to have resulted in chronic pain, which impacted her vocational, avocational and recreational abilities and necessitated life-long medical treatment.
We litigated this claim for four years and were eventually able to obtain a settlement of over $450,000 at mediation, which is approximately 100x the amount our client had initially been “informed” by the insurer her case was worth.