Recently, Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, settled a claim for one our clients that was injured in a car accident in Franklin, New Hampshire. Our client, who was only 16 at the time of the accident, was stopped at an intersection when she was rear-ended by the vehicle behind her. Immediately following the accident, she was taken, by ambulance to Franklin Regional Hospital. She was treated and released with a diagnosis of whiplash. In the days following the accident, our client's neck pain, back pain, and headaches worsened. She was unable to attend school and could not participate in her extracurricular activities.
After about a week of suffering she wnet and saw her primary care doctor, who prescribed physical therapy. Over the course of the next 7 months, our client attended physical therpay on a regular basis. During that time, she had to suffer through increased pain when she would have to sit for long periods of time during class. In addition, because of her injuries she missed two season of high school athletics. As a result, she became depressed because her life was not like it was before the accident. In an effort to deal with her depression, she sought out a mental health counselor who helped out client work through the depression-related issues.
Finally, about 8 months after the accident, our client was back to the young lady she was before the distracted driver rear-ended her. Before she came to see us, her family attempted to settle the claim on their own. The insurance company offered her $27,500.00. This represented her medical bills of $20,000.00 plus $7,500.00 for the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life associated with the accident. Her family called us because they wanted to accept the offer but first wanted to get a second opinion on whether this was a reasonable settlement.
We told them it was absolutely not a reasonable settlement and they hired us to represent their daughter. We put together a demand package that included statements from our client's family and friends detailing the changes they saw in our client as a result of the accident. We got letters from our client's coaches discussing how much our client loved playing sports and what it meant to her to have to sit out due to her injuries. After presenting the demand package to the insurance company, and several rounds of negotiations, the insurance company increased the offer to $125,000.00, which our client accepted. This settlement represented an almost $100,000.00 increase from the amount the family was going to accept before they contacted us.
The injury lawyers here at Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey have been helping injured clients across New Hampshire and New England for over 30 years. We know how to put together a claim that will maximize your recovery. If you have been injured in an auto accident, please contact us immediately so we can evaluate your claim. Do not attempt to negotiate your claim without first speaking with an experiencedNew Hampshire personal injury attorney. When you contact us, there is absolutely no committment, and we will evaluate your case at no cost to you and answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. As always, we don't collect a fee until you receive compensation.