Below are just a few examples of personal injury lawsuits against State Farm we successfully resolved on behalf of our clients since 2003.
Personal Injury Lawsuits Against State Farm
Please note that GJEL only takes personal injury cases.
A 22 year-old woman suffered severe back injuries as a passenger in a vehicle operated by her boyfriend. The car was involved in a multi-car collision and the driver was subsequently charged with drunk driving. GJEL used police reports, medical evidence, and depositions to show that the defendant driver’s intoxication was not apparent to the plaintiff. Voluminous medical records obtained by GJEL and testimony from plaintiff’s treating neurosurgeon proved that the three back surgeries which plaintiff had following the accident were the result of the collision, rather than prior injuries. The plaintiff recovered in excess of $1.5 million from both State Farm and Farmers.
This motorcycle vs. auto accident case involved a head-on collision on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Rafael, California in which our client suffered a serious foot injury. The $500,000 settlement represented the limits of the defendant’s auto insurance policy with State Farm, and was part of a total $750,000 settlement. The driver of the automobile contributed $250,000 of her own money to the settlement, in addition to the $500,000 in policy limits paid by her insurance carrier.
In this car accident claim against State Farm, GJEL accident lawyers represented a man who suffered from lower and upper back pain after being struck from the side on Acalanes Road in Lafayette, California. The defendant driver crossed over the center line of the road as he attempted to turn into his driveway and broadsided our client. State Farm paid our client $270,000 to settle the case.
Our client in this case was a driver injured in a Fremont car accident at the intersection of Country Drive and Paseo Padre Parkway. Our client was broadsided by another driver who was speeding and running a red light. The accident caused him to suffer a broken left leg and bladder injury. State Farm ultimately paid our client $100,000 to settle the case.
GJEL Accident Attorneys have a wealth of experience handling State Farm personal injury accident claims, having recovered over $950 million dollars for our clients. This article delves into the details of personal injury lawsuits against State Farm Insurance, providing an in-depth overview and addressing common questions related to the topic.
Understanding State Farm Insurance and Personal Injury Claims
State Farm is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States, offering various insurance policies such as auto, homeowners, renters, and life insurance. When an accident occurs involving a State Farm policyholder, injured parties may need to file a personal injury claim against the company to receive compensation for their damages.
In a personal injury lawsuit against State Farm, the injured party seeks compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the accident. These lawsuits can be complex, and understanding the process and factors involved is crucial for a successful outcome.
Navigating the Claims Process with State Farm Insurance
The first step in seeking compensation after an accident involving a State Farm policyholder is to file a claim with the company. It’s important to report the accident promptly and provide all necessary documentation, such as medical records, police reports, and evidence of lost wages. State Farm will then investigate the claim to determine liability and evaluate the damages.
Like other insurance companies, State Farm seeks to minimize payouts on claims. As such, they may offer a low settlement or attempt to deny the claim. Having an experienced personal injury attorney, like those at GJEL Accident Attorneys, can help navigate the process and negotiate on your behalf.
Strategies for a Successful Personal Injury Lawsuit Against State Farm
To maximize your chances of success in a personal injury lawsuit against State Farm, consider the following key strategies:
1. Gather and Preserve Evidence
Collect and preserve all relevant evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene, witness statements, and medical records. This documentation will help establish liability and support your claim for damages.
2. Seek Medical Attention
Obtain immediate medical attention following an accident, even if your injuries appear minor. Delaying medical treatment can harm your health and weaken your personal injury claim, as State Farm may argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim or are unrelated to the accident.
3. Consult with a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney
An experienced personal injury attorney can significantly increase your chances of success. Your attorney will guide you through the process, negotiate with State Farm on your behalf, and if necessary, take your case to trial to fight for fair compensation.
Average Settlement Amounts for State Farm Personal Injury Claims
Settlement amounts in personal injury claims against State Farm can vary significantly depending on factors such as the severity of injuries, the extent of property damage, and the specifics of the case. While it is difficult to provide an exact average settlement amount, many cases against State Farm have resulted in settlements ranging from tens of thousands to millions of dollars.
It’s important to remember that every case is unique, and the settlement amount will depend on the specific circumstances of your claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help evaluate your case and provide a more accurate estimate of its potential value.
Common Questions About Personal Injury Lawsuits Against State Farm
Can I Sue State Farm Directly?
Typically, you cannot sue State Farm directly in a personal injury claim. Instead, you will file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance policy, which is underwritten by State Farm. If State Farm denies your claim or offers an inadequate settlement, you can then proceed with a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, with State Farm being responsible for paying the judgment up to the policy limits.