Michigan Lawyers Weekly lists Michigan Auto Law attorney for 17th straight year with the top-reported trial verdicts and injury settlements
I’m happy to announce that a Michigan Auto Law attorney has recovered one of the highest-reported truck accident settlements in Michigan for the 2013 year.
This also marks the 17th consecutive year that an attorney from Michigan Auto Law has recovered a top auto accident or truck accident settlement or trial verdict for a client, according to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly year-end listings of the top-reported verdicts and settlements in the state.
It’s a streak that Attorney At Law Magazine wrote of us last year: “This remarkable record eclipse every other law firm in Michigan.”
Of course, it is not the streak of injury settlements and trial verdicts that matters. And none of this is written to sing our own praises. Actually, just the opposite is true.
What really matters about these record-breaking personal injury settlements and trial verdicts is that they come from really caring about our clients, and our attorneys doing everything in our power to help them if they’ve suffered a life-changing accident. This includes having great communication (something attorneys unfortunately are notoriously bad about) and giving the people we’re entrusted with helping a level of service that is frankly more like Nordstrom’s than a personal injury law firm.
This communication, caring and service pays off. It helps our attorneys get to know our clients much better, and helps us identify the good and the bad aspects of each case early on.
In turn, this is reflected in the injury settlements and trial verdicts that we achieve, and is the reason we’ve had this remarkable 17 year streak.
And no attorney does a better job on this than Kevin Seiferheld, who works incredibly hard to document each injury and impairment that his clients suffer. His top reported settlement this year, much as his record multi-million dollar jury verdict last year on a $0 offer from State Farm, is a testament to his work and dedication to his clients.
Here’s more information on Kevin’s settlement, as reported by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly year-end compilation of the top reported settlements.
Spinal conditions from truck accident are disputed as pre-existing: $2.5 million personal injury settlement
In a third-party auto negligence lawsuit, plaintiff driver sought compensatory damages from defendants for injuries sustained in an intersection accident.
The accident resulted in relatively minor damage to plaintiff’s SUV and to the defendants’ semi-truck.
Defendants disputed fault for the motor vehicle accident and argued that all of the plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing. The defense further argued that this low-speed, low-impact accident that resulted in minor vehicle damage could not have caused the injuries, which, if anything, were minor.
Plaintiff was 38 years old at the time of the accident. The matter settled for $2.5 million.
Type of action: Third-party auto negligence
Type of injuries: Spinal injuries, herniated discs, cervical and lumbar spine
Name of case: Confidential
Court/Case no./Date: Confidential; Confidential; Sept. 10, 2013
Name of judge: Withheld
Settlement amount: $2.5 million
Special damages: Excess wage loss at $79,000 per year, 20 years potentially, although plaintiff’s employer had dissolved during her period of disability
Insurance carrier(s): Withheld
Attorney for plaintiff: Kevin H. Seiferheld
Attorney(s) for defendant: Withheld