Car Accident Lawyer Wins $1.2M Settlement for Injured Woman Whose Car Was Struck by a Car That Had Fogged-Up Windows
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on May 22nd, 2020
A Connecticut woman who was seriously injured when her car was struck in September 2018 by a car that was being operated with fogged-up windows has won a $1.2 million settlement negotiated by her car accident lawyer.
The victim, Melissa Ann O’Donnell, 30, was hurt when her Nissan Sentra was struck by another car being driven by Ross Keblish in Fairfield, Connecticut, according to an April 20 story on Law.com.
O’Donnell suffered injuries to her left hip and left eye socket in the crash and her car, as well as the other car, were destroyed in the wreck. She had to be extricated from her car by emergency workers and underwent surgery to her dislocated left hip and to the base of her left eye socket due to her injuries.
At first, O’Donnell’s attorney learned from Keblish’s statement to police after the crash that he had difficulty seeing other vehicles due to fogged-up windows in his vehicle, the story reported.
That was interesting to the attorney, so he asked for and received a recorded statement from the defendant that was taken by his insurance company. Also provided was a written transcript of the statement.
In the statement and transcript, however, the attorney heard and read no mention of the fogged-up windows being given by the defendant to his insurance company.
That recording helped cement the $1.2 million settlement for O’Donnell, the story reported. The plaintiff’s lawsuit was filed in Bridgeport Superior Court against Keblish and his father, Paul Keblish, who owned the vehicle.
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