Settlement in Rear-End Crash with Minimal Property Damage
Attorney Howard Kitay obtained a $100,000.00 settlement for a 52 year-old woman who was rear-ended while traveling east on Broadway, in El Cajon, California. Plaintiff sustained $713.85 in property damage to the rear of her 1998 Toyota Corolla.
Following the collision, the plaintiff complained of neck pain. She was treated and released. Later, when the pain persisted, she was prescribed physical therapy and eventually underwent an consulted an MRI. The MRI revealed a herniated disc in plaintiff’s neck. The orthopedic surgeon opined that plaintiff may require surgery in the future.
Defendant’s insurance company, Safeco, originally offered $2,500.00 to settle the claim. The $2,500.00 settlement offer was rejected and less than thirty days before trial, attorney Howard Kitay negotiated a $100,000.00 settlement for his client.