Karen’s Story: Sorting Through a Drunk Boater’s Stories and Demanding Justice
It was a beautiful August evening on Alabama’s coast. Karen and her husband Doug were enjoying a peaceful evening on Pelican Bay, fishing and chatting. Karen, a friendly bank manager, and Doug, who works in law enforcement, were excited to enjoy a serene break from their busy and stressful lives. Unfortunately, this peaceful time didn’t last long.
An intoxicated boater was tearing through the water at dangerously high speeds, headed right toward the shore where Karen and Doug were fishing. The boat didn’t slow down as it ran aground. By some miracle, the two were able to escape being crushed by the boat. But Karen, who had a history of knee problems, fell as she tried to flee, badly injuring her knee.
Karen Faces a Total Knee Replacement and a Difficult Recovery
While they were grateful to escape with their lives, Karen and Doug knew there was something seriously wrong with Karen’s leg. They went to the emergency room that night for treatment and to make sure nothing was broken. The next day, her leg was covered in deep purple bruises. It soon became clear that Karen’s injury was very severe.
While Karen had pre-existing knee problems, she had been managing her pain. Now, her doctors told her that she needed a knee replacement. Anticipating a mountain of medical bills, Karen and Doug immediately called Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys for help.
The Boater Agrees to Settle the Case for $290,000
To make sure that Karen had the resources she needed to recover from her surgery and make an example of the intoxicated driver, we demanded the highest possible amount from the insurance company.
Thanks to the results of our thorough investigation and aggressive tactics, the insurance company and the reckless boater agreed to settle Karen’s claim for $290,000—nearly reaching the insurance policy’s limits. After paying her attorney’s fees, case costs, and medical bills, Karen received $149,565.38, giving her financial security and peace of mind while she recovered from her knee replacement.
Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys: Aggressive Strategies, Real Results
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we know that attitude matters. That’s why we don’t compromise and accept settlements that don’t meet our clients’ needs. We aggressively pursue justice through careful research and bold strategies. And we’re not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it takes to get justice.
If someone else’s poor choices have caused you or someone you love to suffer, don’t wait to call us. We’ll meet with you for free, evaluate your situation, and offer honest legal advice on what to do next. To schedule your free, no-risk consultation, call us today at (251) 888-8888 or complete our brief online contact form.
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