A Tulsa County jury returned a verdict for $30,000 in favor of a Carr & Carr client today. Attorney Tye Smith from our Oklahoma City office tried the case for three days before the jury returned its verdict. The other driver, who was insured by State Farm, had only a $25,000 liability policy, resulting in an excess verdict against State Farm’s insured customer.
State Farm’s attorneys argued the wreck was a very minor impact with no damage to the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle and that the plaintiff was exaggerating his injuries. As is all too common in Tulsa County, the insurance company had Dr. Sami Framjee testify on behalf of its insured. As usual, Dr. Framjee testified the plaintiff only suffered a simple strain injury which would have only required one trip to the doctor.
Apparently, the jury disagreed with Dr. Framjee. State Farm’s top offer before trial was only $12,500. After the judge awards interest and costs to the verdict, it will nearly triple State Farm’s best offer.
If you have been in a similar type of accident and feel that the insurance company is not playing fair with you, then you need to contact an attorney who has experience with insurance companies and uninsured motorist cases. Call 1-877-392-4878 today or fill out the form on the right. A knowledgeable attorney will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your situation. Your first meeting is at no charge, and we don’t get paid until you do.