Thursday, March 3, 2011

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Wins $490,000 Settlement

On May 7, 2008,a Florida college student, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was transporting him back to his college campus. While traveling on I-95, just outside of Yemassee, S.C., the driver, lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll several times. The driver was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit. The accident caused the victim to sustain a fractured right clavicle, right hand, right wrist and a partial amputation of his right second toe. He underwent two operations on his wrist and hand which involved the internal fixation of hardware (screws and plate) to secure the fractures.

A $490,000 personal injury settlement was achieved pre lawsuit by Auger & Auger with three different insurance companies. The matter did not enter into litigation, so the names of the parties and insurers are kept confidential. According to a study published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies in September of 2008, 80 to 92 percent of cases do settle.

“I’m pleased that we were able to secure a fair cash settlement for our client, who suffered a number of painful injuries that will likely remain with him for years to come,” said Herb Auger, a Charlotte personal injury attorney founding partner of Auger & Auger. Auger & Auger is a personal injury law firm based in Charlotte NC. Sphere: Related Content