“Our case would have been dead in the water without the dash cam video,” admits Piercy Stakelum.
ORLANDO, FL, February 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Piercy Stakelum, a personal injury attorney practicing in Central and Southwest Florida secured a high six figure confidential settlement for a client using a dash cam video to effectively rebut attempts to blame his client for the crash. The accident occurred in late 2020 when a hit and run vehicle backed into his client at a red light before feeling the scene.
Under Florida law, there is usually a rebuttable presumption that the second vehicle in a “rear-end” collision is at fault for the crash. In this case, the client’s insurance company argued exactly this point and initially denied the claim by asserting Mr. Stakelum’s client was at fault for the crash. There were no independent witnesses, but the client’s dashboard camera recorded a video with sound of the collision occurring exactly as he described it. Mr. Stakelum was able to use the video along with the threat of a separate bad faith insurance lawsuit, to leverage a confidential high six figure settlement for his client.
“Our case would have been dead in the water without the dash cam video,” stated Mr. Stakelum. “We had the entire claim resolved within six months. Since this case, I tell every family member, friend, and client to get a dash cam as soon as possible to protect yourself in case you get in a future crash.”
Piercy Stakelum has been practicing personal injury law in Central and Southwest Florida for over 23 years. His specialty is representing clients in car, motorcycle, truck, and slip and fall accidents. His firm has offices in Orlando, Tampa, Naples, Ft. Myers and Melbourne, Florida. You can learn more about Mr. Stakelum and his firm, Trial Pro, P.A. through the website www.trialpro.com.
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