Oakland Park Car Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Settle Case for $13,343 In Spite of Shoulder Injury Not Being Related to Accident
When you are in a car accident, you may injure body parts with pre-existing conditions. If that occurs, you may worry that you won’t be able to bring a lawsuit. After all, you may think, if the injury actually pre-dated the accident, you won’t be able to sue.
Nevertheless, if you are involved in such an accident, don’t worry. You may still be able to bring a case. The law in Florida allows for compensation for aggravations of pre-existing injuries.
Oakland Park Car Accident Causes Neck and Shoulder Injuries
Our client was an eighteen-year-old man. At the time of his accident, he was the passenger in a vehicle travelling down Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park, Florida. Immediately before the accident, the vehicle carrying our client was slowing down for a red light.
Unfortunately, the vehicle located behind our client’s vehicle failed to do the same. That vehicle plowed into the rear of the vehicle carrying our client and badly injured him. Our client hurt his neck and shoulder.
After the accident, our client went immediately to the emergency room. The doctors in the emergency room ordered x-rays, examined our client and prescribed pain-killing medications. Our client was discharged from the hospital and told to follow up with a doctor in the area.
Soon after being released from the hospital, our client visited a chiropractor in the area. That doctor examined our client and placed him on a strict physical therapy regimen. Our client was forced to attend the office of the chiropractor multiple times a month for several months.
Oakland Park Car Accident Law Firm Dell and Schaefer Settles Case for $13,343
Following his accident, our client initially feared that he wouldn’t be able to pursue a successful case. After all, our client had injured his neck and his shoulder in the accident. However, our client’s doctor said that he could not relate our client’s shoulder injury to the accident. Apparently our client had a pre-existing shoulder injury, and the doctor believed that it was that injury, rather than the accident, that was causing our client’s current problems.
Nevertheless, fortunately our client contacted the Oakland Park Car Accident Lawyers at Dell & Schaefer. We argued that, although our client may have had a pre-existing shoulder issue, the problem was worsened by the car accident. The law in Florida allows injured people to gain compensation for aggravations of pre-existing injuries. The law says that you “take your victim as they are.” That is, if you drive your vehicle into a person with pre-existing injuries and make those injuries worse, you are responsible for those aggravations. You aren’t absolved simply because the pre-existing conditions exist.
We also argued that our client was an extremely active young man. He played several sports in school, and the accident and consequent injuries made this much harder for him. Our client missed the entire year in several of the sports leagues he participated in, and this, of course, took its toll on our client mentally.
These arguments allowed us to settle our client’s case for $13,343. Our client was happy with the result. Whereas he initially feared that he would not be able to pursue a case because of the pre-existing shoulder issue, he now had a $13,343 settlement.
If you are involved in an accident which causes an aggravation of a pre-existing condition, do not automatically think that you can’t bring a lawsuit. Contact the Oakland Park Car Accident Attorneys at Dell & Schaefer. We will get you the compensation you deserve.