Anyone who has been in an auto accident knows how frustrating it is to deal with insurance companies. They often give you the runaround, delay payments, and offer you far less than you deserve. It’s a sickening practice that takes advantage of people who are desperate to get some cash in order to keep their heads above water. These victims are often left with no car to get to work or get food, on top of other problems, such as injuries sustained in their accident. What’s even more upsetting is that veterans are not even safe from these practices.
Back in 2015, Zac Lucas was in a serious accident with a van. As a result of the accident, Lucas is now suffering from mental and physical disabilities. Michael Cannon, the van driver, was insured with Progressive Insurance Company. They offered Lucas $12,500 as the initial settlement. An amount that would hardly cover the cost of his vehicle. This “settlement” was more of a slap in the face than a serious offer. This accident hurt not only Zac but his family as well. This pitiful offer was met with a threat that Zac would have to take their client to court if he wanted anything more than $12,000.
Luckily, Zac found an attorney, but he wasn’t looking for a big payday. He and his attorney gave the insurance company plenty of opportunities to give him a fair settlement. Unfortunately, they refused. The case was finally taken to court, and the jury agreed that the $12,000 offer was unreasonable. The jury awarded Mr. Lucas a total of $18 million. While no amount of money can take back the trauma and pain Zac suffered, it will bring him and his family peace of mind.
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