I Have Personally Settled More Than 2,000 Cases, many as a Fort Collins personal injury attorney. Here Are a Few Examples of Past Settlements
Mr. Allen negotiated a $100,000 settlement with insurance company for client who was rear-ended. Client was stopped at a red light when a truck slammed into the rear of her car. Client was a 28-year old female with pre-existing neck injuries. She treated with a Chiropractor and was found to have sustained a herniated disc in her neck. Insurance company argued that it was from a prior accident, but Mr. Allen was able to recover the full policy limits of $100,000.
Drunk Driving Accident
Client was broadsided by a drunk driver. Client had a few broken ribs, neck and back injuries as well as a fractured wrist. Mr. Allen argued to the insurance company that the damages would be increased due to the fact that at-fault driver was driving while intoxicated. Insurance company ended up paying $300,000.
Client was working as a laborer on job site rebuilding a single family residence. Without warning, a sub-contractor allowed a full box of shingles to slide off the roof. Unfortunately, client was standing under the roof at the exact moment when the shingles struck him on the top of his head. Client did suffer neck and back injuries which required one neck surgery. Mr. Allen, The Fort Collins personal injury attorney, obtained a $500,000 settlement with insurance company.
Client was 88 years old and was rear-ended by a careless driver. Client was a former war veteran and had several prior car accidents. Insurance company argued that client had suffered the same injuries in current accident as in the several prior accidents. Mr. Allen was able to carefully sidestep the insurance company’s defenses and negotiated a $50,000 settlement.
Motorcycle Accident victim represented by The Fort Collins personal injury attorney
Client, a college student was driving his motorcycle to school when a car pulled out of a nearby driveway and struck client. Client was thrown from the motorcycle and slid for 50 feet into a street curb. The force of impact caused client’s left leg to be shattered in several places. For awhile, client was worried about having a leg amputation, but the doctors were able to prevent amputation. Client had a few surgeries to correct the multiple fractures. Mr. Allen negotiated a $400,000 settlement with at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Client was cycling on a sidewalk in order to get to the public library. A car leaving a parking lot drove into the direct path of client and struck client at a low speed. Client was actually homeless so Mr. Allen, The Fort Collins personal injury attorney, visited the homeless shelter and was able to find an orthopedic surgeon for client’s shoulder injury. Doctor diagnosed a rotator cuff injury and stated that surgery may need to be performed sometime in the future. Mr. Allen settled the case for $50,000 which was the limit of at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
Client was struck by large semi Truck while driving on the highway. Client sustained back and neck injuries, rotator cuff tear which required surgery, a mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr. Allen negotiated a million dollar settlement with trucking company’s insurance carrier.
Client was a 3-year old girl. She was the back seat passenger, restrained in a car seat when at-fault driver struck car from behind. Normally, the rear striking vehicle is at fault when striking another vehicle from behind. This case was no exception and the insurance company admitted fault. Client was taken to the ER and found to have sustained no serious injuries. Client followed up with pediatrician twice and Mr. Allen negotiated a $25,000 settlement with at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Fall victim represented by The Fort Collins personal injury attorney
Client was in Estes Park while on a motorcycle trip. The group stopped at a local ice cream shop where they all bought ice cream and went to sit on front porch. The store had a wooden railing attached to some steps going into the parking lot. Client, a 48-year old female was leaning against railing when the railing collapsed, causing her to fall to the ground. Client sustained a broken wrist and hip fracture. Mr. Allen contacted the store’s insurance liability carrier and began settlement negotiations. A railing expert was hired as well to document the inadequate design of the railing. Mr. Allen obtained a $200,000 settlement with business liability insurance carrier.
Client was walking across intersection after traffic light turned red and crosswalk allowed pedestrians to walk to other side. A large truck struck the client and client was killed. It was discovered that at-fault driver was on his cell phone at the time of collision. Mr. Allen successfully obtained a $1.3 million dollar settlement.
Client was parked in line waiting for her turn to have her oil changed. At-fault driver struck client’s vehicle at less than 10 mph. Client only sustained minor injuries. Mr. Allen obtained a $10,000 settlement, despite the client’s minor injuries.
Client was struck by a vehicle changing lanes. At-fault driver claimed that he never saw client driving motorcycle. Client received road rash as well as multiple injuries to left arm and right leg. Client was treated at the local ER, released and followed up with family doctor. Family doctor referred client to orthopedist. Orthopedist diagnosed multiple, small fractures in elbow, hand and leg. The fractures did not require surgery, but required physical therapy. Mr. Allen obtained an $80,000 settlement with insurance company.
Client was driving through an intersection when he was struck by at-fault driver who ran a red light. Injuries were soft tissue in nature, to head, back and chest. Client was not wearing a seatbelt. Insurance company argued that client should have been wearing a seatbelt and if he had been wearing a seatbelt, his injuries would not have occurred. Mr. Allen successfully obtained a $50,000 settlement.
Car Accident victim represented by The Fort Collins personal injury attorney
Client was rear ended while slowing down for yellow traffic light. There was very minor damage to the back of client’s car/rear bumper. Client felt neck pain a day after the collision. She consulted with a Chiropractor and treated for about 3 months. Insurance company argued that client could not have been injured as there was very minor damage to client’s vehicle. Mr. Allen negotiated a $25,000 settlement with insurance company (despite the very minor damage to client’s car).
Client was an avid road cyclist. He usually rode 150 to 200 miles per week. Client was out on a training ride and riding on a road that did not have a shoulder. He was struck from behind by a distracted driver. Client suffered road rash, neck and back pain and required elbow surgery. Mr. Allen negotiated a $100,000 settlement with insurance company.
Mr. Allen, The Fort Collins personal injury attorney, negotiated a $100,000 settlement with insurance company for client who was rear-ended. Client was stopped at a red light when a truck slammed into the rear of her car. Client was a 28-year old female with pre-existing neck injuries. She treated with a Chiropractor and was found to have sustained a herniated disc in her neck. Insurance company argued that it was from a prior accident, but Mr. Allen was able to recover the full policy limits of $100,000.