Royal Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Settle Case for $25,000 In Spite of Minimal Property Damage
When you are injured in a car accident involving very little property damage, you may initially think that you can’t sue. After all, considering the minor property damage, who will actually believe that you could have been injured in the accident?
This fear is oftentimes unfounded. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown that accidents involving low property damage can and do cause injuries. The example below illustrates the point.
Royal Palm Beach Car Accident Leads to Back Injury
Our client was a forty-six-year-old woman. At the time of her accident, she was driving northbound on State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Our client was stopped for a red light. Suddenly, the driver of the vehicle behind our client, not paying attention, collided with our client’s vehicle. Our client’s body was thrown back and forth, and she ended up badly injuring her back.
Following the accident, our client was able to get out of her vehicle and inspect the damage. There was not much damage to our client’s vehicle. In fact, there appeared to be much more damage to our client than to her vehicle!
Later that day, our client visited the office of a local chiropractor. The chiropractor examined our client and sent her for an MRI of her back. When the MRI results came back, the chiropractor determined that our client had sustained a herniated disc in her back. Our client was referred to an orthopedic surgeon in the area.
After the orthopedic surgeon examined the same MRI, he determined that a back surgery would be necessary. The procedure was scheduled and performed, and our client began a long period of recuperation. All of this was clearly not easy for our client, as much of her life was put on hold as she received her treatment.
Royal Palm Beach Car Accident Law Firm Dell & Schaefer Settles Case for $25,000
Following the surgery, our client initially feared that she might not be able to pursue a personal injury case. After all, there was almost no damage to her vehicle. Without damage, who would believe that she was injured in the accident?
Nevertheless, our client made the wise decision to hire the Royal Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyers at Dell & Schaefer. We filed a lawsuit on our client’s behalf. In that lawsuit, we argued that serious injuries can result from accidents with only minor damage. Modern day vehicles are designed to absorb great impacts. When a vehicle does not absorb an impact, oftentimes that means that the impact is transferred to the driver. In other words, either the vehicle or the driver absorbs the impact in an accident. After an accident, an undamaged vehicle can often be accompanied by an injured driver.
We also argued that our client was an extremely active woman before the accident; after the accident, she was not nearly as active. Before the crash, our client participated in several sports leagues, including a very competitive volleyball league. After the accident, our client was not able to participate in these activities and, for the most part, she was relegated to her house. This loss of activity had a clear effect on our client mentally.
These arguments helped us to settle our client’s case for $25,000. Our client was happy with the result. Although she initially feared that she wouldn’t be able to pursue a case because of the lack of property damage, we had now achieved a $25,000 settlement.
If you are injured in an accident involving only minor property damage, do not automatically think that you can’t pursue a case. Contact the Royal Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys at Dell & Schaefer. We will get you the compensation that you deserve.