Clifford & Raihala, S.C. obtained a $724,600 settlement for its client after filing suit. The client was severely injured in a car accident when a vehicle drifted across the centerline and into oncoming traffic, colliding with the client’s vehicle. The client suffered a cervical “hangman’s fracture” as well as a severe heel fracture. The resulting injuries required two separate surgeries and 12 weeks in a wheel chair. The client now lives with a permanent limp.
The case was settled through mediation. “My client was first offered just $300,000, less than half the final settlement,” said Attorney Keith Clifford, “but we continued to fight because we knew our client deserved better.” The client received special damages including $74,000 towards the client’s medical expenses, $69,000 for home care services, and $20,275 for lost wages. The total settlement, including the special damages, amounted to $724,600.