Sacramento Car Crash Leave Man with Spinal Injuries, Part 2 of 2

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 sought $300,000 in past medical bills, 80,000 in past lost earnings, $300,000 in future lost earnings and pain and suffering.

The defense argued that Wallace had little more than whiplash and standard soft-tissue injuries. Counsel claimed that anything else was related to pre-existing, asymptomatic, degenerative disc disease and the defendant was liable only for a temporary aggravation of pre-existing conditions.

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The defense surgery expert opined that the plaintiff’s degenerative disc disease was so profound that he would have needed surgery irrespective of his involvement in this car accident. He opined that the plaintiff could not have been pain free before the accident.

Plaintiff’s counsel acknowledged that post-accident films revealed an ongoing, degenerative process in his cervical spine, but contended that Wallace had no history of treating for any symptoms relating to his neck or shoulder prior to the accident.

RESULT: Settlement
Award Total: $1,000,000

The parties agreed to a pretrial settlement of $1,000,000.

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