Person crossing the street.

It was about 2:30 p.m. in early December, when our client was a pedestrian crossing the road in an unmarked crosswalk. A driver was making a left turn through the intersection and struck our client. The driver claimed that he was turning toward the sun and reportedly blinked, or looked away from the sun, and failed to see our client in the crosswalk.

Our client suffered multiple fractures, including his ribs and face. None of his injuries required surgery. The at-fault driver’s insurance company recognized that their insured’s claims about being temporarily distracted due to the setting sun were no excuse for their insured’s behavior. After speaking with Hupy and Abraham, the insurance company agreed to pay the entirety of their insured’s $100,000 policy limits without forcing the matter into court.