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Westport – Settlement For Motorist Injured In Crash

A motorist was awarded $760,364 for injuries sustained in a Westport car crash.

In 2015, Ivan Zapata was driving his vehicle on Saugatuck Avenue when his car was struck on its side by another vehicle driven by Steven Phillips. Zapata sustained significant spinal injuries in the crash and was advised surgery by medical experts. Due to unforeseen circumstances, he was unable to undergo surgery right away but was eventually able to. He incurred significant financial and emotional strain due to the incident and decided to file a suit in Bridgeport in 2017. The case was sent to arbitration and, after a long negotiation, both parties have agreed to a final settlement amount of $760,364. Today, Zapata remains partially impaired and experiences daily pain episodes related to injuries sustained four years ago.

There are many factors and circumstances to be reviewed when injured parties explore the possibility of filing for damages against individuals who may have caused their predicament. That said, evidence of reckless or negligent behavior can allow aggrieved parties to pursue this avenue. In these situations, legal experts can help people review their options and create a suitable course of action.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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