We are proud to announce that Attorney Sanga Turnbull recently won an appeal
on behalf of a client who was left paralyzed from the chest down after
an auto accident. Attorney Turnbull and our team are pleased with this
victory and are prepared to move forward in the case to help the man pursue
the compensation he truly deserves for his suffering and mistreatment.
Insurance Company Denies Benefits
Our client was riding in the back seat of a friend's vehicle when the
accident occurred. He was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious
injuries, resulting in paralysis from the chest down. Although his mother
carried uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, the insurance company claimed
that he was only eligible for half of the benefits he was requesting.
Our client contended that since the policy provided stacked UM coverage
and there were two vehicles on the insurance, he should be entitled to
the benefits from both. The company denied him these benefits, so he took
legal action with the help of Attorney Turnbull.
Negligent Misrepresentation Gets a Second Look
Attorney Turnbull and our client pursued a claim for negligent misrepresentation,
arguing that there was misrepresentation of material fact and that the
insurance company should have been aware of this misleading matter. His
mother had a call with the insurance provider prior to the accident in
which they explained the benefits of having stacked coverage and made
statements suggesting she could claim the double coverage, even though
that information was incorrect and misleading.
When her son attempted to claim the stacked benefits after his injury,
he was denied. The insurance company claimed that since there was no UM
on the second vehicle, it was actually not stacked for UM benefits.
Due to these discrepancies, a judge ruled that the initial trial court
was wrong in dismissing the complaint and ordered that the case continue.
With this latest ruling, Attorney Turnbull will have a chance to help
his client hold the insurance company accountable for misrepresentation
and assist him in pursuing fair compensation due to his suffering.
At Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, we truly care about helping
our clients recover both physically and financially from their accidents.
If you would like to learn more about our firm and the types of accident
claims we handle, please contact us today.