Work Comp AND Car Accident: M. K. is a law enforcement officer here in Minnesota. He had pulled a driver over for speeding and was writing the ticket in his patrol car when he was rear-ended by another motorist. This case did not go to trial, but attorney Norbert Cuellar recently settled his work comp case after he had undergone knee surgery and other treatment for his neck and low back. IN ADDITION, because this was a work-related car accident, attorney Cuellar recently got M.K. a second settlement for policy limits of $100,000.00 from the same accident, this time from the careless driver's insurance company for the pain and suffering M.K. endured.
MORAL OF THE STORY: If you have a work-related auto accident, you may be entitled to TWO different settlements from the same accident. Having a lawyer that has practiced in both Work Comp and Auto Accidents for over 22 years helps navigate the tricky interplay between the two insurance systems.