North Miami Auto Accident Case Resolves for $50,000

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Client Gets Into A Minor Fender Bender

Our client, a mid thirties man, was driving his vehicle in North Miami, Florida. Suddenly and without warning, another vehicle struck our client’s car from behind. Fortunately, it was a very light impact. The damage to fix the bumper was estimated at $600. Immediately after the accident, our client did not feel any pain. When the police arrived at the scene of the accident, our client told the police that he had no injuries and did not wish to pursue a bodily injury claim. The police officer then proceeded to put this information in the police report. However, that very same night, as our client was trying to go to sleep, he kept tossing and turning in his bed. It didn’t strike him immediately that the accident was the cause of his discomfort. However the next morning, when he could not move his neck without experiencing pain, he knew for sure that the accident was the cause of his pain. He then decided to call the North Miami Automobile Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. Our firm quickly took the case.

Our Client Starts A Course of Physical Therapy

The day after the accident our client sought the care and medical attention of a local chiropractor. The chiropractor diagnosed our client with traumatic sprain strain as a direct result of the accident. He recommended an extremely intense physical therapy regimen. Our client, who worked two full time jobs, found the time to squeeze in his therapy sessions. After two weeks of therapy without any relief from pain, our client underwent an MRI to his cervical spine. The MRI showed a herniation at C3-C4 in the cervical spine. The chiropractor recommended that our client see an orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeon recommended surgery or injections to treat his pain. Scared to death of surgery, our client decided to undergo one epidural injection to his cervical spine. Our client felt some short term relief after the injection.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

After our client underwent his injection, our firm filed a bodily injury claim with Hartford 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 settlement negotiation, Hartford Insurance resolved the case for $50,000. Our client was absolutely thrilled that our firm could recover $50,000 after a minor impact and only one epidural injection.

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