Car accidents are always scary. And if you’re 38 weeks pregnant, the stress, confusion, and anxiety can be overwhelming.
When a negligent driver hurt Molly and put the health of her unborn daughter at risk, she and her husband reached out to Crosley Law for help. We went to work right away to ease her stress, simplify the process, and get her family the fair compensation they deserved as quickly as possible.
Driver Inattention Leads to a High-Speed Collision
At about 9:30 in the morning, on a clear day, Molly was traveling south on E Loop 1604 N in rural eastern Bexar County.
As she approached an intersection, the driver of a Chevy Equinox failed to check for traffic at a blinking red light and entered the same intersection, heading west. Molly had no time to avoid the collision and was T-boned by the other driver. The front driver side of Molly’s Land Rover was severely damaged, while the Equinox turned over on its side and came to rest against a utility pole.
Due to her pregnancy, Molly was transported to the hospital immediately after giving a statement to police.
The responding officer was unable to speak to the driver of the Equinox at the scene. In his report, he described her as “incoherent and confused” as a result of the crash. She was also transported to the hospital.
Molly Suffers Severe Injuries—and Fears for Her Daughter
After the crash, Molly experienced headaches, a few broken toes, as well as pain and bruising in her neck, upper back, lower back, and stomach. Diagnostic imaging revealed a herniated disc in her neck and two more in her lower back, in addition to several other ligament sprains throughout the spine and disc displacements in her neck. Her doctors prescribed steroid injection therapy to help her manage the discomfort.
Of course, in the immediate aftermath of the crash, Molly’s greatest fear was for the health and safety of her unborn child. Due to the wreck, Molly’s doctors were forced to induce labor earlier than anticipated. Happily, her daughter was born healthy and with no apparent ill effects from the crash.
But while greater tragedy was averted, it was still an emotionally traumatic experience for Molly and her husband. Molly also continued to experience chronic pain from her other injuries.
Crosley Law Secures Full Policy Limits Settlements from Two Insurance Carriers
Dealing with chronic pain and injuries after a car accident is hard enough even without a newborn baby in the picture. Molly and her husband knew they needed help, so they contacted Crosley Law. Attorney Francesca Driussi-Ali and the Crosley team worked quickly to gather evidence, including the police report, medical records, and eyewitness statements and photos.
The other driver was carrying only $50,000 in injury liability coverage. That wouldn’t even cover Molly’s total past and future medical bills, let alone provide any compensation for the emotional trauma she experienced or her ongoing physical pain and limitations.
Fortunately, Molly was also carrying underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage in her own auto insurance policy, which is designed to kick in when an at-fault driver doesn’t have enough coverage. (Situations like Molly’s are extremely common, which is why we always strongly encourage everyone to purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.)
The facts were strongly on Molly’s side, and Crosley Law’s fast and thorough investigation paid off. Within five months of the crash, we were able to convince the at-fault driver’s insurance company to offer Molly the maximum $50,000 settlement. Just two months later, we were able to secure the maximum policy limits settlement from Molly’s own UIM coverage as well. We never even had to file a lawsuit against either insurance company.
Crosley Law: Helping the Injured Get the Attention, Care, and Justice They Deserve
At Crosley Law, we work hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve as fast as we reasonably can. But we take just as much pride in knowing we were able to provide peace, comfort, and personal care to clients who are struggling through their toughest moments.
Molly was grateful, too. In an online review, she wrote:
Francesca Driussi-Ali and [case manager] Liz Martinez made our traumatic event much less taxing by being by our side the entire aftermath. Not only were they professional and on top of everything, but they also made my husband and I feel so important and taken care of.
I never once felt like I was “just another client.” They worked QUICKLY and went above and beyond for us. We will forever be thankful we chose them. They truly care.
If you’ve been hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compassionate care and legal expertise. To request your free consultation with Crosley Law, call us today at 210-LAW-3000 | 210-741-8310 or complete our easy online contact form.
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