Partner at Orlando & Associates, Joseph M. Orlando, Jr., Esq. recently resolved a car accident litigation for $250,000.

Sarah Hart, DMD sustained serious personal injuries in an accident on March 25, 2014 when she was “T-Boned” after the Defendant, an elderly woman, had run a red light at a four way intersection. Dr. Hart was forced to temporarily shut down her lucrative dental practice due to her injuries.

Unfortunately, the Defendant had insufficient insurance coverage, so after Attorney Orlando garnered $100,000 from the defendant, he pursued an under-insured motorist claim for excess coverage under Dr. Hart’s car insurance policy and forced her insurer to pay the whole policy, up to $250,000.

“It is gratifying to garner hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for my client, who thankfully had excess coverage through her car insurance policy. She was the victim of a careless driver and shouldn’t be short-changed due to a lack of proper insurance coverage by the other driver. I’m pleased we were able to achieve a positive result for her. It is a cautionary tale for all drivers to make sure to discuss underinsured motorist coverage with your agent.”