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Personal injury settlement amounts: $14 million in 6 months

April 29, 2019 by Steven M. Gursten

Car Accident Injury Settlement Amounts | Michigan Auto Law

Michigan Auto Law’s attorneys focus exclusively on helping people seriously injured in car accidents, and our personal injury settlement amounts from the past 6 months reflect this specialization and focus. In just the past 6 months, our experienced auto accident attorneys have recovered more than $14 million for our injured clients.

Personal injury settlement amounts over the last six months included the following:

  • $5.1 million
  • $1.5 million
  • $925,000
  • $800,000
  • $550,000
  • $545,000

More than 20 other personal injury settlement amounts during this time have also exceeded $250,000.

Michigan Auto Law settlement stories: $5.1 million wrongful death car accident

In a rear-end car crash that resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit being filed in Washtenaw County, Michigan, our attorneys secured a $5.1 million settlement. This was the largest reported wrongful death settlement in Washtenaw County and the largest reported motor vehicle wrongful death settlement in Michigan for an individual killed in a car accident in 2018. (Based on confirmed/disclosed Washtenaw County case dispositions reported to VerdictSearch and based Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s year-end compilation of settlements and verdicts.)

Michigan Auto Law settlement stories: $1.5 million for traumatic brain injury from truck accident

Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury, fractured ribs and a fractured collar bone and sternum after a semi-truck rear-ended her when she was stopped for a red light. Our attorneys successfully obtained a $1.5 million settlement on her pain and suffering damages claim, which had been filed in federal court. The truck accident occurred on M-66 in Battle Creek. 

Michigan Auto Law settlement: $925,000 truck accident resulting in TBI

Our client suffered a life-changing traumatic brain injury when a semi-truck crashed into the motor vehicle she was riding in as a passenger on Eureka Road in Taylor, Michigan. Our attorneys obtained a $925,000 settlement in her pain and suffering claim, which had been filed in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.

Michigan Auto Law settlement: $800,000 for pedestrians hit by car in tragic wrongful death accident

This settlement was for two teenage pedestrians who had been struck and killed by a vehicle that had gone off the road. An $800,000 settlement was made on behalf of their estates. Their wrongful death claims had been filed in Monroe County Circuit Court.

Michigan Auto Law settlement: $550,000 for head-on collision

When a reckless driver lost control of his vehicle, he crashed head-on into the car our client was riding in, causing her to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

Michigan Auto Law settlement: $545,000 for torn rotator cuff and neck and back injuries

Our client suffered a torn rotator cuff and cervical and lumbar spine injuries, resulting in chronic pain, when she was rear-ended while lawfully yielding the right-of-way to a pedestrian. We obtained a $545,000 settlement on her claim, which had been filed in Oakland County Circuit Court.

To learn more about Michigan Auto Law’s “Record of Personal Injury Settlement Amounts” click here.

No one wants to think they might one day be injured in a car accident, but they do happen. Our attorneys always strongly recommend you purchase underinsured motorist coverage so you can better protect you and your family for when they do. Far too many of these personal injury settlement amounts we reported above were affected by low and clearly inadequate insurance policy limits covering the car or truck that caused the crashes. Unfortunately, after doing an investigation of underlying assets and collectability and whether there are any other possible insurance policies that may apply, there are far too many cases where our attorneys simply can’t recover any more money for the people or for the families of the people we help. Many of the personal injury settlement amounts above were artificially kept lower than the full measure of the harms and losses suffered by our clients because of inadequate policy limits and the lack of additional assets. Please ask one of our experienced auto accident attorneys or your own insurance agent about purchasing underinsured motorist coverage for you and your family. For more information, please order your FREE copy of our book, “What Auto Insurance is Right for Me?

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