A senior Connecticut man has been awarded over $250K in an auto accident lawsuit stemming from an accident dating back to the summer of 2010.
Ronald Chiapperini, age 65, was driving on Rt 72 in Mystic, CT, on July 9, 2010. Chiapperini was driving in his small pick-up truck. He stopped at an intersection to allow a pedestrian to cross the street when he was rear-ended by another motorist. The crash caused Chiapperini’s pick-up truck to lurch forward and into the pedestrian.
Chiapperini was rushed to the hospital immediately after the accident, complaining of chest pains, and was found to have cracked 10 ribs in the accident. He also suffered a severe concussion and post-concussion syndrome, leaving him with lingering headaches, back and neck pain, and irritability. According to court records, Chiapperini is still experiencing difficulty drawing deep breaths and claims he is fatigued between 80 and 100 percent of the time.
Chiapperini filed suit against Progressive Insurance, who insured the other motorist, for approximately $100K. He also filed suit against Geico, his own auto insurance provider, to the tune of about $150K.
The defendants argued Chiapperini’s injuries were caused by a previous accident back in 2006. That injury required a spinal fusion surgery. His lawyer stated the damages claimed in this newest lawsuit were exclusively caused by the accident in question.
After a nearly four year court battle, the court sided with Chiapperini, and ordered both Geico and Progressive Insurance to pay the plaintiffs claims in full.
According to his attorney, Chiapperini was happy to put the lawsuit behind him and is looking forward to moving on with his life.
Although Chiapperini was ultimately able to realize a successful outcome, not all plaintiffs in auto accident cases are so lucky. Between medical bills and daily expenses, many auto accident victims are put under significant pressure to accept out of court settlements for less than fair value. In these cases, acquiring a lawsuit loan can provide the financial leverage to hold out for a fair judgment or better settlement offer.
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