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Woman Rear-Ended By Distracted Driver

Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019

Yanisei Valdes was driving down SR-9A in May 2011 when she was abruptly rear-ended by another vehicle. Coker Law argued that the driver who hit Valdes was driving while distracted, failed to keep a proper lookout, did not yield the right-of-way and failed to take evasive action. Valdes needed compensation for her multiple injuries, loss of earnings and ability to earn money, medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, disability, and mental anguish. The defendant’s insurance company only offered $10,000 to Valdes before and during trial. Coker Law attorneys Matthew Posgay and Stefano Portigliatti fought in trial for Valdes to receive fair compensation. A jury agreed with Coker Law and awarded $200,715 to compensate her for her medical costs, loss of income and injuries.