Personal Injury ($645,000.00)

A 70 year old retired woman with significant pre-existing arthritis in her spine was injured in a rear end automobile accident.  The driver of the other vehicle had the minimum amount of liability coverage allowed by Illinois law, but the plaintiff also had underinsured motorist coverage.  As a result of the injury, the woman suffered an aggravation of her pre-existing spinal arthritis, and required two surgeries.