Uninsured Driver Causes Devastating Collision

$300,000

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Left Leg and Lower Back

Our client was involved in a devastating automobile collision. Another driver crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, directly in front of our client's vehicle. Our client had no time to react and the two vehicles collided. The force of the impact also pushed our client's vehicle into the guardrail on the right hand side. The damage to our client's Ford Escape was horrific. He was struck in the driver's side door, directly where he was seated. He was pinned in his vehicle and had to be extracted by the fire department. Due to the severity of his injuries, the highway was closed and our client was airlifted from the scene.

As a result of this collision, our client received significant injuries to his head, pelvis, left leg, low back and suffered respiratory failure; his left leg was almost completely destroyed in this collision. The collision resulted in serious life-threatening injuries for our client. Thankfully, he was able to pull through and has improved since that time. However, he is left with serious and permanent injuries to his left leg and low back. He is also suffering from ongoing memory loss.

The at-fault driver did not have insurance at the time of the collision. Attorney Paul Downes was able to settle the case for our client's full uninsured motorists policy limits of $300,000.


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Client Reviews

out of 12 reviews
Jim Walsh
I had a very positive experience with Paul Downes. He took the time to explain the process, each step of the way, and what we could expect. No surprises. A pleasant experience.
Jim Becker
it was a good experience, it took a long time to settle but good to have an experienced attorney in my corner.
Troy Rognrud

In June of 2013 I was enjoying a ride on my vintage motorcycle, and was severely injured by an inattentive motorist, sending me to the hospital, physical therapy, and amassing a considerable amount of debt.

Fortunately I made contact with Robert Hauer, and Paul Downes with SiebenCarey!
Paul walked me through the entire process, explaining in layman's terms as to what to expect, and he continued to keep me informed as each step was reached.

Ultimately we used mediation to reach a settlement that allowed me to pay off my outstanding bills, and to bank an amount that gave me some peace of mind.
If by some unfortunate incident you ever have need for the services of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend SiebenCarey... Thanks Paul!

Phil Manger
Awesome lawyers, awesome staff!!
Jesse Bukal

In need of a personal injury attorney? Well you're if you're reading this you're in the right place. You'd be hard pressed to find more competent attorneys than the ones here at SiebenCarey.

They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

Jenna L. at Insider Pages
I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!
Eric Petoletti
Even though I was states away and could only talk on the phone, they listened and did everything that they could to win my case. I felt like I was a part of the family.
Daniel Ball
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended
St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!
Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

Morgan Petoletti
My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.

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