$105,560 Settlement Won Using Police Dashcam Footage
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Sometimes, even in a bad situation, it helps to have a little luck on your side. Jeanette Brigham was badly injured as she passed through the intersection of Highway 6 and Brooks St. in Sugar Land recently when her vehicle hit another vehicle turning left in front of her. The impact was massive. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle that turned left told the investigating police officer that he had a protected left turn green light. Ms. Brigham claimed she had a green light to proceed straight. There were no independent eyewitnesses who stopped and gave their information to the police at the scene.
Initially, the insurance carrier for the defendant driver denied that he was liable, given his statement to the police that he had a green light to turn left. It was a simple case of, “he said, she said.” However, after vigorously investigating the case, the Board Certified Personal Injury attorneys at Denena Points got a tip from someone at the scene that the entire event had been caught on tape. After more digging, Tony Denena was able to identify a Sugar Land Police Department officer who happened to be at the intersection with her dashboard camera recording at the moment of impact. The video was subpoenaed and it helped convince the insurance carrier to reevaluate the case and accept liability. Soon after, the case settled for an amount that far exceeded Ms. Brigham’s expectations.
Going the extra mile to investigate our clients’ cases is what we are about at Denena Points, P.C. Give Tony Denena a call today at 713.807.9500 to discuss any questions you may have about Ms. Brigham’s case or your case.
Awarded: $105,560.00; Attorney’s Fees – $35,186.00; Expenses – $2,500.00