See a $70,000 settlement where a pedestrian was hit by a car. The pedestrian wasn’t in a crosswalk.
Her injuries included a broken leg (tibial plateau), sacrum fracture, and herniated discs.
A passenger, Daisy (not real name), was in a car driving down the street in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was daylight outside.
Daisy saw a hose in the middle of the street. She decided that she wanted to get the hose.
The driver (Barbara) of the car that she was in made a u-turn. The driver stopped the car.
Daisy got out of the car and walked to the middle of the street. She was walking on her way back to the median. Before reaching Barbara’s car, another driver (William) hit her.
In the crash report, the police officer blamed the pedestrian for causing the accident.
The good news?
In Florida, the jury doesn’t get to hear about who the officer believes was at fault for the accident.
An ambulance came to the scene. Daisy was immobilized. An ambulance took her to the hospital.
Although her car wasn’t involved in the accident, Daisy’s car was insured by USAA. Thus, The ambulance and hospital bill were sent to Daisy’s PIP insurer, USAA.
Daisy broke her the top of her lower bone, the tibial plateau. She did not need surgery.
USAA also insured the driver who caused the accident.
If she would’ve had surgery on her broken leg, USAA would’ve quickly paid the $100,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance limits.
The doctor gave her crutches for her broken leg.
Daisy also suffered a sacrum fracture. The sacrum is a triangular bone in the lower back formed from fused vertebrae and situated between the two hip bones of the pelvis.
I also claimed that the accident caused or aggravated a herniated disc in her back, and two herniated discs in her neck.
USAA insured the careless driver. USAA paid $70,000 to settle the pedestrian’s injury case.
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