Head On Collision Results in $102,500.00 Settlement–and a reminder to elect Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Recovery Amount: $102,500

A 21 year-old college student was struck head-on by an unlicensed driver who crossed the center line while attending to her child in the back seat of her vehicle. The collision occurred in Athens, Georgia. The young man suffered, among other things, fractures to three vertebrae in his lower back. He spent 3 days in the hospital following the wreck. Upon discharge, he continued to treat with an orthopaedic doctor and a physical therapist. He was able to make a relatively full recovery, but his medical bills were in excess of $32,000.00. However, the lady who caused this collision carried only $25,000.00 in liability insurance; which is the minimum required by law here in Georgia. Fortunately for our client, he carried Uninsured Motorist Coverage to protect himself against this very type of loss. Uninsured Motorist Coverage is car insurance that a driver may purchase to protect him/herself from being injured by a person who carries no, or very little, liability insurance. If our client had not elected this additional coverage, he would not have been able to recover enough money to pay the medical bills he incurred as a result of this collision. The availability of this additional coverage made it possible for us to negotiate a more appropriate settlement of his claim.

Uninsured Motorist coverage, or UM as it is sometimes called, is not very expensive to add to your car insurance policy. We encourage you to contact your insurance representative to see if you have this very important coverage added to your car insurance policy. If you do not, see how much it would cost to make the addition. We hope you never need it, but if you do, you will be very glad you have it.

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In October 2015 my wife was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk in front of a grocery store. She suffered multiple injuries including a traumatic brain injury from which she has yet to fully recover. We were referred to the Tidwell Strimban law firm after the insurance company made a very small settlement offer. It took over two years to reach a settlement 3 weeks before the case was scheduled to go to court. Robert and Aaron recognized the seriousness of the injuries and were very diligent in pursuing our claim to a satisfactory conclusion. WE would also note that the staff, Donna and Ashley are extremely good at keeping us informed at all times. We do not hesitate to highly recommend them for any personal injury matter.
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I had been hesitant to hire a lawyer to represent me in my personal injury case, but once I met with the lawyers at Tidwell Strimban, I knew they were the right attorneys for me and that they could expertly handle my legal needs. Their experience, personal rapport and genuine concern for my health and well-being immediately put me at ease. They were always accessible and kept me informed throughout the entire process. They resolved my case in an extremely satisfactory, professional and expeditious manner. I would highly recommend Tidwell Strimban to anyone who needs a personal injury attorney.
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I can not say enough about the support I received from Tidwell Strimban. There is so much uncertainty after you have been in a car accident. All my fears were relieved after my first meeting, they literally took care of me from the moment we met. They fought for me from the beginning to the end and only had my best interest at heart. After a year of having Tidwell Strimban represent me, we achieved a wonderful settlement in the amount that was fair and just for my accident. I would highly recommend the Tidwell Strimban firm. When you are uncertain and your trust is at stake, place yourself in Tidwell Strimban’s hands, they will not only earn your trust, but work for you to gain the outcome that is fair and just for you as an individual. Could not have been a better experience in the most trying of times.
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