Northbrook, Illinois, December 21, 2020 – Kaplan Law Offices, P.C. settled a September 25th , 2018 car accident case for $150,000 on behalf of their client.
The Plaintiff was stopped on Bluff City Boulevard in Elgin, Illinois, waiting to make a left-hand turn into a private drive, when he was rear-ended by the Defendant. During Defendant’s deposition, she admitted that trees blocked her view as she approached a curve in the road, and collided with the back of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant slammed on her breaks to reduce her speed, but not soon enough to avoid colliding with the back of Plaintiff’s vehicle.
“The Defendant’s insurance company originally offered $60,000 to settle the case,” explained Alex Kaplan, principal and owner of Kaplan Law Offices, P.C. “This was an insult to the Plaintiff, as it did not take into consideration Plaintiff’s pain and suffering,” said Kaplan. “We had to litigate to protect our client from being taken advantage of by the insurance company.”
The Defendant argued that this was a low impact collision, which could not injure the Plaintiff. “This became a battle of experts,” explained Kaplan. “We used our team to establish that even a low impact collision can cause injuries.”
The plaintiff has $22,000 in medical bills.
“We agreed to mediate this case in hopes of finding some resolution. But even mediation did not work. We basically had to litigate the insurance company into submission, and finally settled for an amount with which our client was satisfied,” said Kaplan.
Positive impact for plaintiffs.
“This case shows that even a light impact between vehicles can injure a person; that even if you do not have a lot of medical bills, you are owed compensation because of the negligence of someone else” explained Kaplan.
Kaplan Law Offices, P.C., is a boutique law firm representing people suffering injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Over Kaplan’s 20 years of litigation experience, his law firm has gained a reputation for successfully litigating complicated cases, and aggressively representing them against insurance companies. His team has secured millions of dollars on behalf of individuals who were put into tragic situations and suffered injuries at no fault of their own.
“I’m proud of our team for putting this case together and vigorously representing out client. Our client never gave up on us, and we refused to surrender an inch of ground on his behalf,” Kaplan explained.