In late 2014, Advocate Capital, Inc. friend and client Mike McLachlan of McLachlan Law, APC took the case of a mother and farm-owner sideswiped while driving her pickup truck by another pickup truck. She suffered from neck and low back pain from the date of the accident going forward. At times, the pain was so debilitating that she could not push a vacuum, sit through a 30-minute TV show, and has not been on a horse since the accident. In 2017, she had a cervical disc replacement that failed. It was also determined that she was not a surgical candidate for the lumbar pain.
The Defendant’s Insurance Company, originally offering no compensation to the Plaintiff and realizing its exposure, sent the case to one of their high-profile private firms. In mediation, the firm offered Mr. McLachlan’s client $125,000, suggesting that they would offer no more than $500,000 against the Defendant’s $1MM policy. The Plaintiff adhered to Mr. McLachlan’s counsel, declining the offer.
Soon after, Mr. McLachlan brought his good friend and fellow Advocate client, Robert Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP into the case.
With Mr. Simon ’s assistance, the duo completed the expert depositions and got the case fully prepped for the August 23rd trial, making one more demand for $3.75 Million in June. After ten days, the Defendant’s Insurance Company agreed without countering the offer and without going to trial. A new record for The Simon Law Group, LLP!
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