$62,500 – Our client was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle parked in the lot of Wal-Mart in Rockford, Illinois, when she observed a woman get into her vehicle, put the car in reverse and back into a yellow cement pylon.

Policy Limit Settlement. Our client was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle parked in the lot of Wal-Mart in Rockford, Illinois, when she observed a woman get into her vehicle, put the car in reverse and back into a yellow cement pylon. She then drove her vehicle forward in between two parked cars striking them both before heading directly at my client’s vehicle. This caused my client to grab the steering wheel in an attempt to brace herself, which in turn caused her to break her finger. Fortunately, the woman swerved and hit another pylon and another vehicle and did not strike our client’s car. Allegedly the woman’s accelerator or clutch stuck; however, the fact that she was able to reverse her car and then put it in drive and strike random objects in both incidents implies otherwise. My client’s medical bills were over $34,000. The at-fault driver’s insurance, Affirmative, settled for its policy limits of $20,000 immediately before trial; our client’s underinsured portion of her policy with Standard Mutual settled for $42,500.