We represented a woman who had a pretty rough year: she was rear-ended twice then took a bad fall when she tripped on a bolts protruding from the sidewalk at Starbucks.
The client was still treating for injuries sustained in the first accident when the second accident took place. And she was still treating when she fell at Starbucks.
Some of her injuries were distinct. But most were overlapping (the second accident aggravated her injuries from the first and so on).
A lot of attorneys might not touch a case like this. Too complicated. Too messy. But we’re gluttons for conflict and resolution.
At mediation we elicited defendants’ top offers. But they weren’t good enough for the client. And that meant they were good enough for us.
We tried the case in arbitration and (more than) doubled the amount the client received.