When the insurance company made a settlement offer to his client, attorney John Castro knew it would not be enough to cover the extent of her injuries. His client had come to him after having been in a major vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and a dump truck. She faced not only immediate pain and costly medical bills, but the loss of her livelihood and the vitality she’d once known.
When traveling southbound on 275 in her regular cab pickup, traffic came to a stop in front of her, forcing her to a complete stop. The tractor trailer truck behind her was unable to stop in time and crashed into the rear end of her pickup, causing her head to snap back and crash through the glass window behind her.
She suffered a traumatic brain injury and had to undergo a spinal fusion procedure as a result of the accident. These are the sorts of injuries that, in addition to causing chronic pain, have lasting affects on mobility and cognitive function. Her career as a nurse was over as she was no longer able to effectively work her shift with her injuries. Perhaps most painful of all, she lost custody of her grandchildren because she was unable to care for them with the same level of vitality she’d once had.
Attorney John Castro fought for his client’s need for monetary compensation that would not only cover her current and future medical bills, but ensure that she could live comfortably for several years since she would not be able to support herself as a nurse. After several months of zealous representation of his client, Mr. Castro was able to achieve a final settlement that was more than $500,000 over the original settlement offered by the insurance companies involved.
For Mr. Castro, the victory was much more than just monetary. “To have been able to achieve this win for my client means that she will be able to focus on her future and her recovery without financial burden,” he said. “This is the reason we do what we do.”
The case also highlights the need, in many cases, to retain an experience accident attorney when injured as a result of someone’s negligence. “The insurance company will always try and settle a case quickly, but the settlement that they offer may not be anywhere near sufficient to cover your medical needs, as well as the future repercussions of your injuries, if you’re in an accident,” said Castro. “It is always best to contact an attorney if you’ve been in an accident before you agree to anything with the insurance company.”
At the law office of Anton Castro, our personal injury and accident attorneys will work to represent your best interest. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call attorney John Castro at 813-907-9807.