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Car Accident Attorney, Tony Piccuta, Settles Low-Impact Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

By: Scottsdale Injury Lawyers LLC February 18, 2020 no comments

Car Accident Attorney, Tony Piccuta, Settles Low-Impact Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

This week, car accident attorney, C. Tony Piccuta, settled a low-impact motor vehicle accident claim on behalf of a client. The client was referred to the firm by a friend. That friend was a former client who Piccuta obtained a $240,000 jury verdict for in 2017.

The Verdict Obtained In A Car Accident Case With Little Visible Damage

The former client referred his friend because Piccuta had previously handled a low-impact car accident case for him. In that case, the former client had originally hired a well-known “discount attorney” personal injury law firm in Phoenix. That firm, told the client he needed to stop treating and accept the approximately $20,000 settlement, that the insurance company was offering, because “it would never pay more.” The discount attorneys reasoned that this was because of the low speed impact and minimal damage to the former client’s vehicle.

However, the client was injured and still needed treatment. The client then sought out Piccuta who told the client that he should get the medical treatment that he needed and to not worry about what the insurance company would or would not pay. The former client then hired Piccuta to handle his case. The client ended up needing a neck surgery.

The client and Piccuta rejected the low-ball offer without hesitation and Piccuta took the case to trial.

The insurance company, which was Farmers, did not make any reasonable offers to settle the case. The highest amount offered prior to the trial was for $25,000. The client and Piccuta rejected the low-ball offer without hesitation and Piccuta took the case to trial. At trial, the primary issue was the speed and strength of the impact. Piccuta’s former client claimed it was 25-35 MPH. The at-fault party claimed it was at 5 miles per hour. The other issue was whether or not the impact caused the client’s injury and need for surgery. The insurance company argued that the impact could not have caused the injury that the client claimed.

Photo of At-Fault Party’s Vehicle
Photo of Former’s Client Vehicle After Crash

 

Piccuta presented the case to the jury and the jury found in favor the client. The jury awarded the client $240,000. The case was in Maricopa County Superior Court. After the verdict was entered, Farmers paid every dime without any appeals or challenges.

The Settlement Obtained for the Low-Impact Motor Vehicle Accident

The client that was referred was also in a low-impact car accident. The insurance company was skeptical of his claim due to the lack of damage to his vehicle. However, the client was injured and required medical treatment.

Damage to Client’s Vehicle Whose Case Was Settled

The client went to the emergency room the same day. He received diagnostic tests there. At the emergency room he was diagnosed with soft-tissue neck and back strain injuries. He followed up with his primary care physician a few days later when his pain did not improve. He then completed eighteen sessions of physical therapy over the following two and a half months.

Scottsdale Injury Lawyers was able to obtain a settlement for the client that paid off all his medical bills and put a five-figure sum in the client’s pocket.

Scottsdale Injury Lawyers was able to obtain a settlement for the client that paid off all his medical bills and put a five-figure sum in the client’s pocket.  The client was grateful for the work that the firm did on his motor vehicle accident claim. The client was extremely pleased with how fast the firm was able to resolve his car accident case and the amount that he ultimately received.

Contact Scottsdale Injury Lawyers to Handle Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case

If you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact a skilled car accident attorney today. A consultation is free of charge and there is no fee unless a recovery is obtained. If we take your case, we advance all costs and we “eat them” if we do not settle or win your case. An attorney is available now to answer your questions.

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