Barry & Barall, LLC recently secured an arbitration award of $104,919 against Allstate Insurance Company on behalf of a client who was seriously injured in a car accident in Manchester, CT. Allstate is notorious for refusing to settle cases, opting to go to trial or through arbitration to reach an outcome.
Attorney Ryan Barry, along with Paralegal Briana Clark, represented the claimant in the case. In 2018, our client was T-boned by another vehicle who ran a redlight at an intersection. The impact of the collision caused our client’s airbags to deploy, and she was thrown around the interior of her car. She was taken to Hartford Hospital via ambulance.
Our client continues to live in chronic pain as a result of the crash. Within weeks of her initial injury, she sought treatment with physical therapists, chiropractors, and pain management specialists. Within a few months of the collision, she was diagnosed with an L3-L4 disc bulge with bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy resulting in borderline central spinal stenosis. In 2019, an orthopedist recommended a sacroiliac joint injection in order to curb the pain she felt whenever she sat down or needed to drive her car. Our client did get some relief from the injections, but the relief only lasted for a few months. Within a year, the debilitating pain she felt had returned. Her inability to sit affected her job, which requires her to remain sitting for hours on end, as well as her ability to travel to and from her work. One of her treating physicians opined that she sustained a permanent partial injury to her lumbar spine.
Our client was in her 50s at the time of the collision and during the subsequent treatment. Her injuries make it a challenge to live the life she once had. She lives with this pain daily, knowing that there isn’t anything that can be done to permanently resolve the injury or the pain resulting from it. Attorney Barry and Paralegal Briana Clark were able to prove this to the arbitrator. Our client was awarded $104,919.81. Her award will be reduced to $97,764,30 because of Connecticut’s laws regarding collateral source deductions.
It took over three years for our client to finally get the justice and compensation she deserved, and we are proud of the work we did on her behalf. If you have questions about using arbitration for an injury claim, or if you need help after a car accident, Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC is here. Please call us at 860-649-4400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. Serving Manchester, Hartford, and all of Connecticut.
Attorney Ryan P. Barry’s civil practice focuses on personal injury, commercial litigation, workers’ compensation defense, municipal law, and NCAA investigations. Attorney Barry is also a seasoned criminal litigator, having handled hundreds of cases in Connecticut’s state and federal courts. Learn More