Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Settles Case for $134,500
Our client, a 42-year-old man who lives in Fort Lauderdale, was riding as a passenger in a pickup truck en route to work. When our client reached the corner of Broward Boulevard and U.S. 1, suddenly and without warning, the defendant ran a red light and struck the side of the vehicle our client was a passenger in. Our client’s vehicle spun around and came to a complete stop about 60 feet from the site of impact. Our client immediately felt pain in his neck and back.
Our Client Undergoes Medical Treatment
Our client sought the care and medical attention from a local chiropractor. The chiropractor diagnosed our client with a sprain of the cervical spine. The chiropractor prescribed an intense physical therapy regimen. After two weeks without any relief from pain, the doctor referred our client out for an MRI of the neck. The MRI showed positive findings of disc herniations at C3-C4 and C4-C5. Because the MRI showed positive findings, our client was referred to a local orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale.
The orthopedic surgeon examined our client and diagnosed him with permanent herniations to the cervical spine. The doctor recommended a cervical discogram and percutaneous discectomy to remove the herniated disc material that was impinging on the spinal cord. Because our client was in excruciating pain, he decided to undergo the procedure.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
Immediately after the surgery, our client felt a lot of relief from his pain. Our firm quickly filed a bodily injury demand against the defendant’s 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, the case settled for $134,500. Our client was absolutely thrilled that we were able to get a life-changing settlement for him. Call us for a free consultation. We do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you.