Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorney Jack Wurgaft Receives $1,125,000 Arbitration Award for Client
By JW Law
Date: May, 2017
Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorney Jack Wurgaft recently received a $1, 125,000 arbitration award on behalf of his client in an auto accident case. In 2013 Wurgaft’s client, 53-year-old woman, was struck by a pickup truck that sped through a New Jersey Turnpike toll booth. The plaintiff, a toll plaza employee, was walking between the booths when she was hit. As a result of the accident, she suffered orthopedic and neurological injuries and financial losses.
As soon as they received the case, Wurgaft and Wikstrom started investigating causation. They enlisted top medical experts to establish the causal connection between the plaintiff’s injury and the accident. Generally in auto accident cases, insurance companies accept liability for the actual car crash but claim that the accident did not cause the damages claimed, and refuse to pay the victim’s medical bills. In this case, the truck driver did not have any insurance. The plaintiff sued her insurance company for Uninsured Motorist benefits.
Important lessons to take from this case:
Hire a Good Attorney: Cases such as this illustrate the importance of having an aggressive but compassionate attorney by your side, someone who is experienced, has a keen eye for detail, investigation and a team of experts.
If you are injured in an accident, call an attorney as soon as possible. Carry a good Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Uninsured motorist insurance is a component of your car insurance, which protects you, your passengers and your vehicle in the event of injury or damage when an at-fault driver has no auto insurance. Underinsured motorist insurance covers injuries sustained at the hands of a driver who has insurance, but the driver’s policy is insufficient to pay for all your injuries.
Don’t Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer Before Seeking a Professional Opinion: Often victims assume that the insurance companies offer the best that they can get, and so they settle. Insurance companies are here to save money.
They usually apply the three D tactic to protect their bottom line: delay, deny and defend. They delay handling your claim; then they deny you were hurt because of the accident and finally justify their decision in drawn-out court battles. That is why you need an experienced attorney by your side. A lawyer specializing in accident cases can give you the right advice on the value of your case and also explain all of the insurance benefits you perhaps are entitled to. usually apply the three D tactic to protect their bottom line: delay, deny and defend. They delay handling your claim; then they deny you were hurt because of the accident and finally justify their decision in drawn-out court battles.
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If you or someone you know are hit by a careless driver while driving, call our top-rated attorneys at Javerbaum Wurgaft. Our attorneys can help you recover compensation from unreasonable insurance companies.