How Understanding the Client’s Pain Yielded a Settlement Five Times the Original Offer.

Partner Robert J. Francavilla represented a gentleman who suffered back and knee injuries in a collision. The at-fault driver only had $15,000 in insurance so the team proceeded against the client’s insurance company in an underinsured-motorist binding arbitration.

The insurance company argued that the client’s injuries were not serious and only offered $45,000 above the $15,000 to settle the matter. Francavilla was able to prove that the client’s injuries were serious and had resulted in life-changing, chronic pain. Despite CaseyGerry’s client not having surgery and past paid medical expenses of less than $5000, the arbitrator awarded $301,116.61 above the driver’s $15,000 insurance policy, for a total recovery of $316,116.61.