Dell & Schaefer Obtain $45,000 for Hollywood Auto Accident Victim

Client Is a Passenger in a Vehicle Hit from the Side after Defendant Makes U-turn

Our client, a 23-year-old college student, was a passenger in her friend’s car. Both were returning back from a concert. The driver of our client’s car was in the left lane heading north on Interstate 95. Suddenly and without warning, a car driving south on I-95 made an illegal u-turn and attempted to turn into the northbound lanes. As the car entered the northbound lanes, the car struck the driver’s side of our client’s vehicle causing it to swerve and come to a complete stop on the shoulder of the other side of the highway. Our client was dazed and confused since neither neither she nor the driver ever saw the other driver make a u-turn. Our client had immediate pain in her lower back.

Client Begins a Course of Physical Therapy

After the accident, our client sought the care and medical treatment of a local chiropractic physician. The chiropractor diagnosed our client with sprain strain of the lumbar spine and placed her on an intense physical therapy regimen. The physical therapy helped our client a lot but she still had residual pain that trickled down her lower legs and feet. As a result, the chiropractor referred her for an MRI of the lower back. The MRI showed a disc herniation at L2-L3 with impingement on the spinal cord. The chiropractor then referred our client to an orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic diagnosed our client with a disc herniation and recommended an epidural injection under local anesthesia. Since our client was still in pain 3 months after the accident, she decided to undergo the procedure. After the injection, our client felt substantial relief from her pain.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate a Settlement

Our client decided not to undergo anymore injections. Our firm quickly filed a bodily injury claim against Progressive Insurance Company. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages.

After a lengthy negotiation process, our firm resolved the case for $45,000! Our client was absolutely thrilled that our firm negotiated a life changing settlement. She even contrasted her case to that of her friend who was involved in the same accident, which only settled for $5,000 with a different law firm.

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