The following blog entry is written to illustrate how a car accident lawsuit might follow. Reviewing this kind of case should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.
(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)
The plaintiff had an assortment of pre-existing ailments and injuries dating back to the early 1990s, including neck pain and migraines, defense counsel noted. The plaintiff was also involved in at least two accidents prior to this incident, including one in 1999, when she hired an attorney and claimed cervical injury.
Plaintiff’s counsel acknowledged that the plaintiff had a pre-existing condition, but insisted that she was relatively symptom free in the two-year period prior to the subject accident and never experienced radicular pain. Plaintiff’s counsel argued that the plaintiff was unusually susceptible to injury and that this seemingly innocuous incident caused the symptoms.
The defense medical expert related the disc herniation, the adjacent disc disease, both surgeries and significant medical expenses and disability to the minor car accident, according to defense counsel.
RESULT: Mediated Settlement
Award Total: $1,250,000
The case settled for $1.25 million.
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.