Our client was involved in an accident when he was broadsided coming through a 4-way stop and suffered substantial injuries which required him to undergo surgery to his lumbar spine and cervical spine. The defendant driver was saying that she was not negligent in driving her vehicle and hence her insurance carrier was denying liability on the claim. Thereafter, depositions were taken of an independent witness and of our client and his wife that clearly showed that the defendant was at fault.
The Defendant’s deposition was going to be used to impeach her on the witness stand because she said that our client did things at the scene of the accident such as bang the top of his vehicle and yell obscenities and kick his car further into her car. The insurance company was alleging that all the damage that occurred to our client’s car came from his own actions in banging and kicking the car. However, we were successful in finding an independent witness who proved that the Defendant was not telling the truth and on the eve of trial, we were successful in obtaining a substantial settlement on the case.