A tow truck driver was assaulted by someone upset with another tow company. The person pulled a knife on my client who responded with a 4 foot jack handle. Everyone has a right to defend themself, but you have to use reasonable force to do so. $200,000 injuries were claimed. My client agreed to pay $5000 to settle the case. It would have cost him many times that to take the case to a jury, even if he had won.
My client agreed to pay $5000 to settle the case. It would have cost him many times that to take the case to a jury, even if he had won.
My client owned a house next door to another property owner. The neighbor had a tree, with the trunk overhanging my client's house. The tree was rotten, and a threat to my client and his family. The neighbor refused to cut the tree. My client cut the tree, and was sued because he had cut more than the portion on his own property. The case was settled for a fraction of the claim.
The case was settled for a fraction of the claim.
I have handled many cases for uninsured drivers, following an accident. In this situation, the person with car insurance, and not at fault in the accident, makes a claim against his own insurance company. That insurance company then sues the uninsured, or underinsured motorist. The driver has unlimited liability. Anyone else on the title has liability limited to $15000., even if they sold the car years earlier. I can minimize the loss to the uninsured driver by the right strategy in this situation.