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LRIS Referral Spotlight: Personal Injury Panel Attorney Obtains $162,500 Settlement for Client


By Carole Conn, LRIS

One of the reasons to have car insurance is to protect yourself should an accident occur with an uninsured driver. One would expect that the insurance company would fairly compensate you for your losses in such an event.

In a recent case, a woman got in an accident with an uninsured driver driving a stolen car during a police chase. Her vehicle was totaled from the impact and she suffered a broken nose and had to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair it, and respiratory impingement. The woman trusted that her insurance company was looking to compensate her appropriately and for over a year the woman provided them with the necessary information they requested and she waited for a result. The woman was not one for confrontation, much less for lawyers and lawsuits. When the insurance company finally offered just $15,000 to settle her claim, she contacted the Lawyer Referral and Information Service for help.

LRIS staff referred her to an experienced personal injury attorney who has been practicing for 27 years. Although the attorney first approached the case in the conciliatory manner the client preferred, it became necessary to press the case to arbitration to get something more to happen. And it did. The insurance company lawyers began to negotiate in earnest and the attorney was able turn a meager settlement offer into a $162,500 settlement.
“Getting good results for deserving clients is why I am a lawyer,” says the attorney, who enjoys a busy legal practice that includes civil litigation, probate, estate planning and family law, in addition to personal injury. Not doing much advertising to generate business, he explains that the referrals he gets from LRIS are key. “LRIS clients,” he says, “then send other people my way”.

If you are in need of a referral to a qualified, experienced attorney, please contact the Lawyer Referral and Information Service at (415) 989-1616 or visit our website at to submit a request online.  We are certified by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California.  The Lawyer Referral and Information Service is The Trusted Source for Lawyer Referral.