Personal injury law is about more than just numbers. It’s about helping injured people obtain compensation for their losses — and, in some cases, helping them achieve vindication when they’ve been accused of doing something wrong. That was the situation in a Colorado Springs courtroom last week, when a jury awarded more than $35,000 to a 23-year-old woman injured in a four-car pileup that wasn’t her fault.
The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Jonathan Drucker and Alexander F. Beale of the law firm of Franklin D. Azar & Associates.
The 2019 crash happened on a busy street at rush hour. The Azar client was rear-ended by another vehicle; the impact pushed her car into the one ahead of her, which then collided with a fourth vehicle. The Azar client was treated for soft-tissue damage and other injuries caused by the crash.
Although the motorist who rear-ended her was cited by police for careless driving, he denied that he was responsible for the crash, blaming it on the Azar client. He claimed that she had collided with the car in front of hers before he hit her vehicle. His insurance company also disputed the reasonableness of her medical costs. The defendant’s final offer to settle her claim before trial was $1000 — far less than the bills she had incurred.
“It came down to the credibility of our client,” says attorney Beale. “The defendant’s insurance company accused her of not being truthful and causing the crash. We went to trial so that she could tell her story.”
The Azar attorneys presented evidence and witnesses corroborating that story. The jury found the defendant 100% at fault in the crash and awarded the Azar client $11,759.85 in economic damages (her medical expenses) and $23,519.70 in noneconomic damages, for a total of $35,279.55. Those are impressive numbers, amounting to 35 times what the insurance company offered to settle the case. But they are also a measure of our client’s complete vindication in the matter — the best of all possible outcomes when you’re in the business of fighting for the rights of injured people.
THE CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT FDAZAR
For more than thirty years the attorneys at Franklin D. Azar & Associates have helped thousands of injured people obtain complete and timely compensation for their losses. Our proven track record and expertise have allowed us to grow into the largest personal-injury law firm in Colorado, with offices in Denver, Aurora, Thornton, Fort Collins, Greeley, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. If you’ve been injured in a bus, car, truck, bicycle, or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call the car accident attorneys at FDAzar day or night at 800-736-9032, or contact us here for a free consultation and no-obligation evaluation of your case.