Greene County, Missouri Policy Limit Settlement
POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff was rear-ended by the Defendant near Springfield, Missouri. As a result of the crash the Plaintiff’s car was totaled and she suffered serious injuries to her neck. Thereafter, Plaintiff underwent a surgical fusion to the vertebra in her neck. The Defendant’s insurance company attempted to avoid liability by alleging the reason for the crash was because of ice accumulation on the roadway and not Defendant’s negligence.
Subsequent to the insurance company’s denial, Plaintiff filed a law suit alleging that Defendant failed to keep proper distance from Plaintiff’s car; drove a rate of speed excessive for the conditions; was inattentive; and failed to take corrective actions to avoid crashing into Plaintiff’s car.
Defendant’s insurance company agreed to pay its policy limits days after Plaintiff filed an action in the Circuit Court of Greene County, Missouri.