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It was a Wednesday afternoon in the fall of 2014, when Nathaniel and Jessica Waggoner were stopped at the light on US-1 and Shore Drive in St. Johns County. All of a sudden, their car was violently hit from behind.
The force of the impact threw the Waggoner’s car into a terrifying spin, tossing them across the roadway and into a ditch. The couple both suffered terrible injuries in the crash.
Just prior to the crash, Mr. Waggoner had undergone biceps surgery and the crash ripped the anchors placed during that surgery. He had another surgery to his biceps which failed, and now needs a third biceps surgery. After years of treatment, Mr. Waggoner also had surgery, L3/L4 bilateral posterior lumbar decompression, and is scheduled to undergo implantation of a spinal cord stimulator because of his unrelenting lower back pain.
This sounds like it should be an open and shut case. But the defendant driver passed away, due to unrelated causes, after the complaint was filed. It would be a battle of nearly two years of litigation and preparation for trial, and significant expenses to make sure the Waggoners would be treated fairly. The attorneys at Coker Law put their experience to the test and prepared for every issue that could have possibly come up in this case. They maneuvered every legal hurdle to ensure the case would proceed successfully and the Waggoners would receive the justice they deserved.
The Waggoners were fortunate that GEICO, the insurance company for the at fault driver, recognized the skill level of the attorneys at Coker Law and decided to do the right thing. GEICO paid the full remaining policy limits to resolve the Waggoner’s claims in order to provide for their current and future medical needs. Coker Law’s ability to fight a long, hard and expensive battle, is something many firms do not have the ability to do.
“It always feels good being able to give your clients great news,” said Coker Law attorney David Thompson. “It was such a gift to see the anxiety and fear of the unknown leave their bodies and the relief they experienced knowing that this part of their journey is over.”
Case Title: Nathaniel and Jessica Waggoner vs Moses Meide, Jr., as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Lawrence Yacovone, deceased
Attorneys/Staff involved in case: David Thompson, Laura Wiese, Annette Morris, Debbie Frick
Date of Settlement: 11/30/2018
Amount of Settlement: $1,298,067.93
IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A CRASH, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Coker Law cautions drivers to be careful and if you are injured by a negligent driver, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. You may qualify to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injuries. To speak with Coker Law attorney David Thompson or for more information call (904) 356-6071 or click here to schedule a free consultation.