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Going the Extra Mile Leads to Best Personal Injury Case Outcome

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on May 18, 2022

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Sometimes it just takes “rolling up our shirt sleeves” to uncover favorable evidence for our clientswhen they have been involved in a personal injury incident. For example, our office recently settled a case for a client referred to as “C.R.” who was involved in a motor vehicle accident, when another driver ran a red light and broadsided her vehicle. The reason this accident occurred, according to the opposing driver, was that our client C.R. ran the red light. However, there were no independent witnesses in this situation, and the police were unable to determine which driver was at fault.

The adverse insurance carrier denied C.R.’s property damage claim, arguing that the accident was C.R.’s fault. Following the accident, our client was left without the use of her car and an outstanding loan on the vehicle. In addition to her property damage, C.R. sustained injuries that required emergency medical treatment, follow-up, and ongoing medical attention.

C.R. called more than one attorney when the accident first occurred, all of whom choose not to take her case, and indicating it was “too difficult to prove which driver had the red light or green light.” When C.R. contacted Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, we immediately realized it would be a difficult case to prove, but since this potential new client seemed very creditable, we made the decision to assist her with her case.

Our lead investigator, Brian Lew, immediately visited the scene of the accident to collect any evidence such as debris or skid marks left behind from the incident, but he did not find any such evidence at the scene. However, Brian did notice there were security cameras on the side of one of the buildings at the intersection where the accident occurred. Brian spoke with the owner of the business, explained the situation, and was able to convince him to let us review the security video—and as we suspected—we were able to view the accident on the video. Although it was difficult to see the color of the lights, the video clearly showed that the adverse driver drove past stopped traffic to their right and left side before they entered the intersection.

With this video evidence, our attorneys were able to establish liability against the adverse driver. In the end, the negligent driver’s insurance company not only compensated C.R. for the total loss of her vehicle, but they also offered her a policy limit offer on her bodily injury claim as well.

At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, it is a part of our everyday process and philosophy to go the extra mile, roll up our sleeves, and help our clients get justice they deserve.

If you, a loved one, or someone you know may have been in a car, motorcycle, or bike accident, or may have experienced a slip and fall, or perhaps have bitten by a angry dog due to the negligence of others, call or text our experienced attorneys at (949) 752-7474, email us at or send us a message over our website at

For over four decades, we have been providing compassionate, experienced, and skilled legal services and we are here to help you get through a challenging time in your life.

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