insurance company claimed they didn’t need to pay because of “low impact” collision

Our client was driving with her daughter in Zion, Illinois when she came to a complete stop, intending to turn. Another vehicle was tailing too closely and rear-ended them.

Our client suffered neck and back injuries while her daughter hurt her wrist, thigh, hip and leg. But the insurance company denied the claim entirely, contending that they didn’t need to pay anything at all because it was a “low impact” collision.

Attorney David Metnick initiated a lawsuit and the insurance company offered $7,500 each at a deposition. The offer was immediately rejected and the case settled shortly after for a combined $64,000.