A rear-end collision happens with little warning. A driver may only see a flash of headlights in his rearview mirror before the vicious impact shoves his body forward‚ pushes his own vehicle into traffic. The force involved in such a wreck wreaks havoc on the human body‚ potentially damaging the spine‚ breaking bones and tearing muscle tissue. Our client experienced just how pervasive rear-end car accident injuries can be‚ and how fighting for deserved compensation can be an uphill battle without experienced legal representation.
Struck from behind while stopped for traffic, our client immediately experienced pain in his neck as a result of the crash. He was able to drive to the emergency room where doctors prescribed him medication for his pain and advised him to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon because our client was injured during while on the job‚ he initially went through the worker’s compensation claim process to schedule his medical appointments‚ which took time. As he waited to see a surgeon about his neck‚ the pain worsened and began to radiate throughout his limbs. An MRI of his spine revealed a disc herniation in his spine, pressing on the surrounding nerves. The nerve impingement also caused muscle tissue in his shoulder to deteriorate to the point that it was easily apparent with the naked eye.
After several months of unsuccessful physical therapy, he was facing invasive surgery as the only option left to reduce his constant pain. Staring a life-changing amount of medical debt in the face, he knew he needed legal help to hold the driver responsible for his injuries accountable for their thoughtless actions.
Our attorneys immediately helped him find expert medical doctors to review his injuries and perform new diagnostic tests. These medical experts settled on a targeted spinal fusion surgery to repair our client’s herniated disc and restore functionality to his upper limbs. Doctors credit this procedure as the catalyst for our client’s subsequent recovery. While our client still experiences some neck and back pain, it’s nowhere near the debilitating level he experienced before we took charge of his personal injury claim.
The settlement we obtained from the at-fault driver’s insurance company‚ $200‚000‚ allowed our client to come out of his ordeal without any medical debt and with the deserved compensation needed to return to as much of his life before the accident as possible.