From $20,000 to Over $3 Million: Jess Cash’s Righteous Win for a Deserving ClientRequest Free Consultation
Fuicelli & Lee congratulates the firm’s latest inductee into the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Attorney Jessica Cash. These prestigious badges were earned after closing a trial this year with Keith Fuicelli that resulted in a settlement rounding to over $3 million. Here, we’re going to walk you through the unique case we took to trial, what it means to be a member of the Advocates Forum, and what you can expect when you hire Fuicelli & Lee Injury Attorneys.
From $20,000 to Over $3 Million
“Liz” was a bright-eyed, horse-obsessed young child. When Liz was in an auto accident at 9 years old, she suffered a permanent injury to her ribs, causing her great pain to ride horses and forcing her to consider her physical health every time she made an everyday life decision such as feeding the horses at home and at the barn she worked at.
In the state of Colorado, the timer on the statute of limitation for cases involving an injured minor does not start running until the minor turns 18. This Colorado law benefited Liz, as she continued to treat periodically over the years for the flare-ups of her somatic rib dysfunction. Liz’s family hired an attorney to represent her in her personal injury claim, but when the attorney insisted that they would receive no more than $20,000 for her injuries (based on the last offer of $10,000 made by the insurance carrier to that firm) and his firm would not take her case to court, Liz’s mother started looking elsewhere for representation. It turns out that hiring Jess Cash was literally a life-changer. When Liz was 20 years old, the trial began and Jess Cash and Keith Fuicelli took Liz’s case in front of a jury, showing the monumental impact the auto collision had on Liz throughout her childhood, teen years and more likely than not, into her future.
The defense argued throughout the trial that since all of her imaging (x-rays, MRI, bone scan) through the years were negative, and she was still active, that she did not suffer a permanent injury. Jess and Keith were able to show that sometimes injuries don’t show up on an MRI and that just because Liz had bucked up rather than giving up, that was cause for respect and not a discount for the defense.
The jury agreed and reached a verdict of $1.5M in Liz’s favor. At this point, another Colorado law came into play: interest on verdicts accrues from the date of the incident until the date of the verdict. In Liz’s case, that doubled her recovery….but Jess Cash didn’t stop there. She worked out a settlement with the insurance company that maximized Liz’s jury verdict recovery and eliminated the possibility of a lengthy defense appeal.
The final settlement agreement was $3,055,000 – over $3 Million more than Liz’s first attorney promised her. Jess Cash’s thoughtful and thorough approach to trial preparation results in life-changing outcomes for her clients. Whether taking a case to trial or settling outside of court, Jess Cash is prepared to go the extra mile for her clients to ensure they obtain full, fair, and complete compensation.
Being a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
“Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.”
“While I am honored to be inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, I am more honored to have been chosen to tell Liz’s righteous story to a Boulder jury and get her the compensation she truly deserved.” – Jessica Cash
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum inductees undergo a strict and objective qualification screening process that results in membership with less than 1% of lawyers in the United States. Fellow trial attorney Keith Fuicelli was inducted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum in 2019 after obtaining over $2M for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury. This is Attorney Jessica Cash’s first multi-million-dollar victory for a client and was inducted to be a member this past July. Congratulations Jess!
Benefits of hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Sometimes it’s tough to define all the many benefits to hiring a personal injury lawyer. When someone gets seriously injured because of somebody else’s negligence, our main priority at Fuicelli & Lee is our clients’ journey to recovery. This means taking other aspects off your plate to free up your bandwidth so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. We do everything from communicating with insurance adjusters, disputing liability, keeping records of medical providers, aggressively negotiating with insurance companies, and ensuring you get full, fair, and complete compensation.
Of course, this doesn’t mean every client is going to get millions of dollars for their case. This case is just an example of how unique each case can be and why having the right representation matters. In Liz’s case, it mattered to the tune of over $3,000,000 as her prior attorney refused (that’s right, flat out refused) to litigate her case in front of a jury. We promise to make sure your story is heard and if the insurance carrier won’t listen, we have a highly experienced trial team that will not hesitate to bring your story in front of a jury.
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