Eason v. Ashley & Sara Jeffrey - $997,000.00
On May 8, 2013, Elizabeth Eason was driving home from work traveling eastbound
on Nasa Boulevard when she came to a complete stop at the red light at
the intersection of Nasa Blvd. and US Hwy 1. After the light turned green,
Ms. Eason began to accelerate with the flow of traffic. Suddenly and without
warning, the Defendant slammed into the rear of Ms. Eason’s vehicle.
As a result of the crash, Ms. Eason sustained injuries to her neck including
a disk herniation and disc bulges. Ms. Eason received pain management
injections and ultimately underwent surgery to address her injuries. Unfortunately,
the driver of the car that crashed into Ms. Eason only maintained $100,000.00
in bodily injury liability coverage. It became clear very early on that
Ms. Eason’s injuries were very serious and the available liability
insurance would not be sufficient to cover the full extent of her injuries.
Therefore, we looked to USAA, Ms. Eason’s uninsured/underinsured
motorist carrier. Fortunately, Ms. Eason had $1,800,000.00 in uninsured/underinsured
benefits. Unfortunately, USAA was not interested in making a fair or serious
effort to compensate Ms. Eason for her injuries.
Because of USAA’s lack of interest, Ms. Eason was forced to file
a lawsuit and the case went through years of litigation. The case was
set for trial starting October 17, 2016. On September 28, 2016, just three
weeks before trial, Alpizar Law, LLC was able to convince USAA to offer
an additional $897,000.00 to settle the case, making Ms. Eason’s
total settlement $997,000.00.