When individuals are seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions where the person responsible for the accident was not properly insured, they may seek compensation from their own insurer to cover their damages. The car accident lawyers in Appleton, WI with Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham explain that such a case was recently heard in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, resulting in a $23,000 jury award.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in 2009, the victim was involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist. The accident caused her to suffer a bulging disc in her neck caused by whiplash. She filed a lawsuit against her own insurer to hold them responsible for her damages.
During the trial, attorneys for the insurer conceded an award of $7,500 was justifiable. The plaintiffs, on the other hand, were seeking $18,000 for the victim’s medical bills and lost wages, along with “loss of consortium” damages for the husband. The jury ruled the victim would receive both punitive and compensatory damages, but her husband did not receive compensation in the award.
Our personal injury lawyers in Appleton, WI recognize how difficult it can be to overcome injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. That’s why we hope the decision in this case helps bring a sense of closure to the victim and her family.