In the midst of the uncertainty, the experienced car accident attorneys at Boughter Sinak, LLC will step in and prosecute your case. The negligence of another driver should not negatively impact your quality of life.
Winter Speeding Collision
Client was involved in a motor vehicle collision when the at-fault driver was traveling too fast for conditions and was unable to stop for a stop sign on a winter day thereby sliding through an intersection. Client did not present to an emergency room on the day of the accident but was seen several days later by her primary care physician who diagnosed her with neck pain, right wrist pain, back pain and headaches. Thereafter, she did not have any treatment for her right wrist until approximately 8 months later and it was not until approximately 11 months later she was diagnosed with a ligament tear in her wrist necessitating surgery. The Defendant denied liability and further denied that the wrist injury was causally related to the automobile accident. Boughter Sinak, LLC retained a medical expert, which casually related the ligament tear and resulting surgery to the accident. In addition, Boughter Sinak, LLC retained an economist to estimate client’s loss of future earning capacity claim. After lengthy litigation, the at-fault driver’s insurer paid out $50,000.00, the maximum recoverable under the subject policy of insurance. Boughter Sinak, LLC made an underinsured claim under the client’s policy of insurance and successfully negotiated an additional $135,000.00 in new money to settle the underinsured claim.
Rear Ended by Semi Truck – Multiple Traumatic Injuries
A mother and father were traveling home with their young son, who was in a car seat, when a semi-tractor trailer driver became distracted and failed to stop, thereby forcefully rear-ending their vehicle. The truck driver initially denied liability and defended on grounds that the Plaintiff failed to keep a lookout in his rear-view mirror and could have avoided the accident. All three family members were seriously injured in the accident; however, they all made a good physical recovery with the child having no permanent injuries. Once a lawsuit was filed, Attorney Sinak flew to Wisconsin to take the deposition of the truck driver who admitted he was distracted and rear ended the Plaintiffs’ vehicle. The truck driver further admitted that there was nothing the Plaintiffs could have done to avoid the accident. Once liability was locked in, the case resolved for the fair value of all claims at mediation.
Motorcycle Passenger Fatality
Recovery for the Estate of a young woman who was tragically killed while a passenger on the rear of a motorcycle that was struck by an automobile. Significant insurance coverage issues existed, including whether the Estate was entitled to coverage under an umbrella policy, which provided for One Million Dollars. After extensive research of the coverage issues outlined in a memo to the insurer, the insurer for the umbrella policy tender its limits along with all other insurers who tendered combined additional limits of $400,000.00.
Government-Owned Truck Injures Woman
A county government-owned truck pulled directly into the path of a young woman resulting in serious fractures of her lower extremity. The government denied liability and argued that our client was contributorily negligent, thereby barring her claim. Boughter Sinak immediately retained an accident reconstructionist to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, as well as an independent medical expert to determine the long-term complications that will be associated with her serious injury. After extensive litigation, including depositions, Boughter Sinak was able to establish that the county employee was solely at fault for the subject accident, resulting in a recovery close to the statutory maximum. The settlement included an impressive $100,000.00 secured on behalf of her husband for loss of consortium, who was not involved in the subject accident.
T-Bone Crash & Driver Negligence
Client was involved in a T-bone accident due to a driver’s negligence in failing to stop for a red light. As a result, the client suffered extensive facial trauma, which fortunately healed with only minor scarring. The insurer failed to offer the fair value of the claim pre-suit offering only $38,000.00. Likewise, Boughter Sinak, LLC filed suit and after litigating the claim for months the insurer finally paid the fair value of the claim.
Client was involved in a head-on collision with an excavating truck that was towing a Cat Skid Steer. The at-fault driver failed to yield to client’s vehicle and made a sudden turn in front of her vehicle, resulting in the client suffering fractures to her leg and ankle. While the client made a good physical recovery, she was at risk for future problems with her lower extremity. Boughter Sinak, LLC retained an independent medical expert to give an opinion regarding the complexities of her injuries and the long term prognosis. In addition, a life care expert was retained to provide a cost projection of future medical expenses. The client owed approximately $63,000.00 in medical bills. At mediation, the defense denied liability and offered only $135,000.00, which was promptly rejected. The battle waged on and months later Boughter Sinak, LLC was triumphant in securing the client the fair value of her claim.
Red Light & Rolled Vehicle
Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was violently struck and rolled several times due to another driver running a red light. Client suffered a catastrophic hand injury. Boughter Sinak, LLC recovered the client the maximum available under all policies of insurance and negotiated significant reductions in medical bills, which totaled over $200,000.00, allowing the client to still make a substantial monetary recovery.
Rolled Vehicle & Amputation
Client suffered a finger-tip amputation and facial bruising when her vehicle was struck and rolled due to another driver’s negligence. The at-fault driver’s insurance company failed to make a reasonable offer of settlement pre-suit and Boughter Sinak, LLC would accept nothing less than the maximum liability insurance proceeds. Once suit was filed, the insurer caved and offered the full liability limits of $100,000.00 and an additional $5,000.00 was paid in medical payments coverage. The client was very grateful for our efforts and to this day keeps in contact with Mr. Boughter.
Automobile Accident & Policy Limits
Boughter Sinak, LLC recovered the maximum insurance limits for a client T-boned by another driver who failed to yield the right of way.
Violent Stop Sign Collision
Client suffered two broken legs when a driver ran a stop sign causing a violent collision. Boughter Sinak, LLC secured the client the maximum recovery possible under all policies of insurance without the need for filing suit. Boughter Sinak, LLC vigorously negotiated reductions in the liens allowing the client to maximize her recovery.
Vehicle Collision Causes Fractures and Head Injuries
Client was a passenger in her boyfriend’s vehicle that was rear-ended on Lima Road, catapulting their vehicle into the air and causing it to roll over in the opposite lane of travel. The insurer for the at-fault driver disputed liability claiming that the driver of our client’s vehicle was negligent in changing lanes directly into the front of their insurer, thereby causing the collision. Client suffered multiple rib fractures, pelvic fracture, and a head injury. Boughter Sinak aggressively worked the case up pre-suit and the insurer caved, offering the maximum liability limits under its policy of insurance.
Railroad Crossing Collision
Client was stopped at a railroad crossing waiting for a train to pass when he was violently struck in the rear of his vehicle by a distracted driver, resulting in catastrophic property damage and serious personal injuries, including back and neck injuries for which he underwent months of treatment. The Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled approximately $37,000.00. The insurer made an offer pre-suit that the client was inclined to accept; however, Boughter Sinak, LLC believed the offer did not represent the fair value of the claim and, therefore, the offer was rejected and a lawsuit was filed against the at fault driver. Shortly thereafter, Boughter Sinak, LLC was able to resolve the claim for the fair value without defense counsel ever filing an appearance. Boughter Sinak, LLC diligently worked to reduce the outstanding medical bills and liens down to less than $7,000.00, allowing the client to maximize his recovery.
Rear-End Accident Causes Head and Brain Injury
Client was involved in a serious rear-end accident that resulted in multiple facial fractures and a delayed brain hemorrhage. Boughter Sinak aggressively worked the case up pre-suit and within a few months of the accident was able to recover the maximum under all policies of insurance.
Catastrophic Brain Injury at Yellow Light
Client was traveling eastbound on Dupont Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana when the at-fault driver failed to yield and made a left-hand turn against a yellow turn signal, causing a catastrophic impact. Client suffered a brain injury resulting in loss of consciousness and seizures following the accident, requiring a 5-day hospitalization. The insurer for the at-fault driver denied liability, arguing that our client was comparatively at fault for the accident and further disputed the extent of the injuries claiming that client made a full recovery following release from the hospital with little medical treatment. Likewise, Boughter Sinak filed a lawsuit and took the deposition of the at-fault driver. In doing so, Boughter Sinak was meticulous in its examination of the Defendant under oath and established that the Defendant did not know whether she had the flashing yellow or solid yellow light, that she did not know the difference between the two, that she never saw our client prior to impact, and that there were no obstructions to her view, thereby establishing that she was solely at fault for the accident. In addition, Boughter Sinak retained a renowned Neuropsychiatrist and Neurologist from the University of Chicago to serve as client’s brain injury expert, who opined that while client made a good physical recovery, he was at risk for disproportionate injury in the future due to this accident. At mediation, the insurer made only one offer of $150,000.00, which was immediately rejected. A few months later, the case resolved for the fair value of the claim. Boughter Sinak negotiated and saved the client over $16,000.00 in his health insurance lien, thereby maximizing his recovery.
Fracture Injury | Dump Truck Accident
Settlement pre-suit for a young woman who suffered a fracture of her tibia and fibula as a result of dump truck pulling out in front of her. Upon being notified of the incident, Boughter Sinak, LLC immediately retained an accident re-constructionist to conduct a site inspection and inspection of both vehicles involved in the crash. In addition, Boughter Sinak, LLC retained two additional experts, a vocational economist and a life care planner, which helped facilitate settlement without ever having to file a lawsuit.
Passenger Injury | Car Accident
Settlement, representing full policy limits, for a young woman injured when the car in which she was a passenger was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control and flipped on its side. Boughter Sinak, LLC immediately retained Affidavits from various witnesses and was able to settle the case without filing a lawsuit.