Trial Attorney, Andrew Rader, of Cutler Rader, P.L. was referred a case from another law firm to litigate back in 2010. The case was an automobile accident where a driver ran a red light and hit the front of the client’s vehicle. There was just under $14,000.00 in property damage. The client suffered neck, shoulder and back injuries and sustained a herniated disk. She treated very conservatively with an orthopedist and physical therapy and did not have surgery. Her outstanding medical bills were less than $200.00.
The at-fault party had a $10,000.00 Bodily Injury policy limit. The insurance company’s initial offer to settle was only $1,150.00. After Attorney Rader filed suit, the offer was raised to $3,000.00. The case was mediated earlier this year, and the insurance company’s offer still remained at $3,000.00, and they refused to tender their policy. Attorney Rader aggressively litigated and pushed to go to trial. In late November 2013, one week before trial, the insurance company called Mr. Rader. They offered $50,000.00 to settle the case so that they would not have to go to trial. The client accepted the settlement and was able to secure five times the available coverage through Mr. Rader’s efforts!
Attorney Andrew Rader has over 23 years of experience handling personal injury cases on behalf of clients who were injured by the negligence of others. His office is located out of Deerfield Beach, FL and handles cases throughout the state of Florida.
Cutler Rader, P.L. Settles Automobile Accident Case For Nearly $3,000,000.00
Deerfield Beach, Florida, August 1, 2014 – Plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm Cutler Rader announced today that it has settled a medically complicated and serious automobile accident cases on behalf of one of its clients for a total of $2,975,000.
While the settlement agreement requires that the parties remain confidential, Andrew Rader, the lead counsel for the plaintiff, described the case as follows:
The 44 year old female plaintiff suffered herniated disks in a 2007 accident. The plaintiff participated in physical therapy and, eventually, underwent epidural steroid injections. Approximately nine months after the accident, she was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. “Adrenal insufficiency”, explained Rader, “involves the body not producing enough steroid hormones, which leads to conditions such as weight gain, varying blood pressure, fatigue, immune compromise and osteoporosis.” Although not initially diagnosed by the plaintiff’s doctors, Rader’s own research showed that the adrenal insufficiency most likely resulted from the steroid injections. “Unfortunately”, said Rader, “the plaintiff suffered a rare and idiosyncratic reaction to a standard and common treatment- steroid injections.”