A rear end collision in Frederick, Maryland resulted in an Urgent Care visit, chiropractic care and a lot of frustration for a married Frederick couple. The at fault driver's insurance, GEICO, only offered to pay property damage of less than $400. With medical bills and lost wages starting to add up, the couple knew they needed help. They hired Matt Trollinger and Trollinger Law to handle their car accident case.
GEICO refused to make an offer on either of the client's cases. The GEICO adjuster instead sent a letter to the family and stated that they couldn't understand how they were injured in a "low impact", "low property damage" claim.
Trollinger filed in Frederick County District Court for each of their cases. What happened next was truly incredible. Instead of only disputing the injuries of the couple, they blamed them for causing the collision! They offered $0.00 at the settlement conference. GEICO offered $0.00 at mediation. GEICO was not willing to pay a single medical bill! Thankfully, Trollinger Law was ready.
Matt Trollinger won the case in court on who caused the crash. Then came "damages". Damages include testimony and evidence on medical treatment, bills, wages, and pain and suffering. The clients finally had their day in court. They used this opportunity to tell the judge how it affected their lives despite GEICO's claims of no injury. The result? The clients left the courthouse happy. Instead of unpaid bills, and wages with zero dollars, they left with with a total of $22,000.00 for their cases.
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* Many attorneys, insurance companies, and clients call an incident when someone was injured an “accident.” For this reason, our website uses this word. But an incident is not really an "accident" if there were rules in place to keep us all safe, yet someone chose not to follow those rules — and, as a result, someone else was hurt. When you speak with Trollinger Law, you'll find we talk instead in terms of "crashes," "collisions," etc.