On a Monday evening while at the intersection of Archer and West 55th street, our client decided to run an errand in her neighborhood. While just blocks from her house, she entered a crosswalk guided by the traffic signal. Upon entering, she was struck by a vehicle attempting to make a right-hand turn. The driver of the vehicle stated that she did not see our client “until it was too late.” Our client was taken via ambulance to Advocate Christ Hospital where she was diagnosed with a right wrist fracture and a left tibial fracture requiring surgery.
Following surgery, our client underwent almost an entire year of extensive therapy and recovery. Due to limited insurance available through the at-fault driver’s policy, which was secured quickly, we pursued an underinsured motorist claim. Our client’s carrier initially made a six figure offer which we recommended she decline. Following our rejection of their offer, and reiteration of policy limit tender, we were able to present our client for a statement, secure an arbitration date, and aggressively place pressure on the carrier to tender the entirety of the policy. Through persistent and zealous advocacy, we were able to secure the entire $250,000.00 and gain an extremely happy client along the way.