Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Danielle Mastropiero recently secured a $100,000 policy limits settlement for a client who was injured in a head-on vehicle collision. The settlement was more than six times the insurance company’s initial offer.
According to court documents, Danielle represented a 25-year-old college student who had been traveling from home to her part-time job when a vehicle driven by the defendant barreled head on into her car.
Danielle’s client suffered a painful back injury in the collision. She endured ten months of chiropractic care in hopes of alleviating her pain, but the treatments ultimately failed. As a result, she had to undergo a spinal injection at an unusually young age.
Even though Danielle’s client was only 24 at the time of the accident, had no prior injuries, and had three surgeons recommend a discectomy, the insurance company argued that her injuries were not serious. In fact, the defendant’s insurance carrier, Geico, made an initial settlement offer of just $15,000. The carrier also continued to make lowball offers in hopes that the client would become discouraged and concede to their unacceptable offers.
Recognizing the true value of the case, Danielle was aggressive in pursuing a recovery that appropriately reflected her client’s damages, which included medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. Ultimately, Danielle was able to obtain a $100,000 settlement for the limits of the defendants insurance policy, which amounted to more than six times the insurance company’s initial $15,000 offer.
Danielle Mastropiero is an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., where she primarily serves clients in Monmouth and Ocean County. With a background working for two of the nation’s largest insurance carriers, Danielle leverages extensive insight into the “other side” to champion the rights of victims in cases involving auto accidents, premises liability, and serious personal injury. When not fighting for clients in the court room, Danielle also works as a hospice nurse serving patients on the front line.