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PGH Partner Blake Williams Wins $75,000 Jury Verdict in Car Collision Lawsuit

PGH Partner Blake Williams Wins $75,000 Jury Verdict in Car Collision Lawsuit

On February 7, 2024, a Tuscaloosa County jury returned a $75,000 verdict in favor of Blake Williams’ very deserving client who filed a lawsuit after being injured in a car collision. The collision occurred on Highway 82 in Northport, Alabama, in front of Lowe’s. Blake’s client was driving to work on Highway 82 one morning from Coker, Alabama, and a vehicle pulled through a median area and t-boned Blake’s client’s vehicle. 

Blake worked to resolve his client’s claims without filing a lawsuit. It became clear, however, that a lawsuit would be necessary for Blake’s client to be fully compensated for her injuries. So, Blake filed a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and against his client’s auto insurance company. Blake’s client had a type of coverage called underinsured motorist benefits (UIM) coverage. This coverage applies when another driver is at-fault but they do not have enough insurance coverage. In this case, the at-fault driver only had minimal insurance policy limits of $25,000. Blake believed that his client’s damages exceeded that amount. 

Blake pursued this case vigorously, taking several depositions, including the at-fault driver and two of Blake’s client’s treating doctors. This testimony was presented at trial, along with the testimony of Blake’s client’s husband and a co-worker of Blake’s client. After a short trial, the jury returned a verdict of $75,000 for Blake’s client. Blake was happy for his client and pleased that she was finally compensated for her injuries and all that she went through after the car collision. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car collision, call Blake or one of the experienced Tuscaloosa attorneys at Prince Glover Hayes for a free consultation.