The morning was dark and clear. It was just before 7 a.m., and Janine was turning left at an intersection where she had the right of way. It was a route she’d taken many times before, and there shouldn’t have been anything out of the ordinary about this day, either. Instead, it would be a day that would leave her life changed forever.
While Janine was passing through the intersection, an oncoming car ran the red light and crashed into Janine’s vehicle as she was about to turn. The t-bone crash crushed her driver-side door, and Janine was severely injured.
Janine’s Suffers Life-Changing Injuries During the Wreck
First responders rushed Janine to the hospital for treatment. When she arrived, she was in rough shape, suffering broken bones and trauma from the impact of the crash. Once the doctors stabilized her, they began diagnosing all her injuries. With extensive medical testing, Janine’s team found multiple injuries:
- Shattered pelvis (with five distinct breaks)
- Head injury
- Blunt chest and abdominal trauma
- Fractures in her leg
- Broken ankle
Her injuries were painful, complicated and meant that Janine could not get back to her daily life, work, and routine. Soon, her medical bills began to pile up. The emergency medical care, transportation, and tests (including CT scans) that saved Janine’s life weren’t cheap. Altogether, her medical bills were just shy of $90,000.
Janine was devastated. She knew she couldn’t pay for the care herself, but she didn’t know what to do next. That’s when Janine called the Andy Citrin team for help.
Our Investigation Uncovers Dangerous Drowsy Driving
Janine’s legal team knew that Janine deserved answers and financial peace of mind. We immediately began to explore every possible source of compensation in addition to investigating the circumstances that caused the t-bone collision.
Our injury lawyers and investigators discovered that the other driver was on their way home from a late work shift. During an interview, the driver admitted to us that he was sleepy when he got behind the wheel and that he didn’t see Janine’s car before the crash.
Our next step was to file claims with each of the relevant insurance policies. In addition to the at-fault driver’s liability insurance, Janine also had an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policy of her own. Combined, there was enough to cover the costs of Janine’s injuries and her emotional pain and stress.
The next challenge was to get Janine the financial compensation she deserved from the insurance companies.
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Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys Wins Big on Janine’s Behalf
Getting a fair settlement with the insurance company is notoriously difficult. Thankfully, our team has a reputation for successful lawsuits and settlements, which is why Janine trusted us with her case. After months of careful investigation and aggressive representation, we were finally able to negotiate a settlement that would cover Janine’s costs and damages.
Between all the available policies, Janine settled for $125,000—an amount that covered her bills and made the rest of the recovery process easier and less stressful.
Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys: Ready to Fight and Win for You
No one should spend the rest of their lives paying for someone else’s mistake. If you or someone you love have been suffering like Janine, give us a call. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has fought and won on behalf of people just like you in Alabama and Mississippi.
If you’re hurt and don’t know what to do next, schedule a free consultation with our team. We’ll meet with you in a free, private consultation to get to know you, listen your story, and help you decide what to do next. There’s never any pressure to hire us after one of these meetings and your information will remain completely private. And you won’t pay a dime unless we win for you—that’s our promise.
Get started today by calling our office at 251-888-8888 or completing our online form. We look forward to hearing from you!
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