Our Client Was Hit by A Car as He Was Crossing the Street
One April morning, our client, an energetic 80-year-old man we’ll call “Client,” was spending time near Town Center Boulevard in downtown Orlando, Florida. He decided to go for a walk, so he walked up to the intersection of Town Center Boulevard and John Young Parkway. When he had the proper signal to cross the street, Client began walking across the street. As he was crossing over John Young Parkway, the driver of a sedan (“Driver”) on Town Center Boulevard decided to turn right onto John Young Parkway. When Driver made the turn, he failed to yield for Client, who clearly had the right of way. Client did not have time to move out of the way of Driver’s vehicle. As a result, Driver’s sedan struck Client on the left side.
The Driver Received a Citation for Failure to Yield to Pedestrian
After hitting our client with his car, the at-fault driver stopped his vehicle and waited for the police to arrive. When the police arrived, Driver admitted to the police that our client had the right of way. The police report noted that it was unknown why the driver failed to give the right of way to our client. Ultimately, the driver received a citation for failure to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian at an intersection.
Our Client Suffered Injuries as A Result of the Pedestrian Accident
After being struck by Driver’s vehicle, Client went to the hospital with pain in his head, hip, thigh, and knee as a result of the accident. The car struck Client on his left side, which caused him to fall onto his right side and hit his head on the street. He had cuts and scratches all over his body. After a series of images and examinations, he was released from the hospital. Thereafter, he received additional treatment for his head, hip, thigh, and knee. All the pain he experienced was a result of the pedestrian accident in Orlando.
In addition to medical treatment, our client suffered reduced enjoyment of life after being struck by the vehicle. He had trouble taking walks with his wife, and he couldn’t go grocery shopping or do the things he normally could. The pain slowed him down. His mobility was limited, and this greatly affect him in many ways.
The Insurance Company Paid Policy Limits
The driver of the sedan that hit our client was driving his father’s car at the time of the crash, and his father had an insurance policy with great bodily injury coverage. Once we discovered this information, we were able to make a convincing argument to the insurance company that our client was entitled to the limits of the insurance policy. After sending our demand letter, the insurance company tendered the limits of the policy.
Ultimately, our client got justice for what he went through, and he was able to get that justice without going through extensive litigation. This was the best possible result for our client and his family. It truly was a happy ending to a traumatic incident.
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