Verdicts and Settlements
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. Settles Drunk Driving Case for Insurance Policy Limits
On June 8, 2008, Kris K. was driving his car when he was struck from behind by a drunk driver driving approximately 90 miles an hour. Due to this crash, Kris suffered significant injuries to his back. After investigating the accident, the lawyers at Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. determined there were two insurance policies that would provide coverage for the drunk driver. Faced with the serious injuries to the client, coupled with the aggravated liability of the crash, both insurance companies agree to pay their policy limits for a total of $125,000.
Keith Fuicelli Succeeds at Trial
You can learn as much about a firm from the way it handles lower value cases as you can from the larger ones. On February 9, 2009, Keith Fuicelli went to trial in the matter of Cortez v. Moran. Mr. Cortez was rear ended at a slow speed. He felt a pop in his back and, on the advice of the investigating officer, went to the emergency room in an ambulance. After that, he sought some conservative chiropractic care.
Because the vehicle Mr. Cortez’s was driving sustained only minor damage, the insurance company only offered $250 to settle the case. What is surprising about this was that Mr. Cortez’s total medical expenses were over $9,000.00. Due to this ridiculously low offer, Fuicelli & Lee filed suit against the at-fault driver in County Court. After a one day trial, Mr. Cortez received a verdict that with costs and interest exceeding $15,000.00.
Car Accident Settlement-$250,000.00
Paul H. was driving his car in when someone turned left for no apparent reason and side-swiped his car. Unfortunately, the car hit Paul right in the drivers door. Ultimately he needed surgery to help fix disc problems in his lower back. In fact, he actually had stem cells injected into his lower back. This was one of the first uses of stem cells in this kind of procedure in the country. After several months of litigation, Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. settled the case for the at-fault drivers policy limits of $250,000.00.
Product Liability Settlement-$45,000.00
Deb C. worked hard her entire life and finally purchased what for her was one of her dreams, a second mountain home in the mountains. The property was a fixer-upper and Deb. C. poured her blood, sweat and tears into the property. After more than a year fixing the place up, it was finally something she was immensely proud of. Then one day she returned to the home and could not believe her eyes. There was water everywhere and her home was trashed! A short investigation revealed the culprit; a toilet supply line had fractured due to a manufacturing defect. Deb. Cs insurance company spent well over $100,000.00 to repair her home. As you can imagine, there were still many expenses her insurance company did not cover. For example, she was entitled to compensation for the loss of use in her property. Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. tried unsuccessfully to get the manufacturer to the toilet supply line to cover these expenses. Ultimately, after suit was filed, the manufacturer (Masco Corporation) agreed to pay $45,000.00 to cover Deb C.s additional losses.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the dedicated Denver personal injury attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC today at (303)355-7202.