In a recent case, our client, a 56 year-old Mexican immigrant, had spent a fun-filled day with his wife and granddaughter at Gatorland in Orlando, FL. The traffic heading home was stop-and-go and our client’s vehicle was violently rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, the driver of which was operating his truck on a suspended license. Our client was rushed to the emergency room complaining of severe back and neck pain.
He had undergone several back surgeries prior to this incident which just served to exacerbate the existing damage. As a result of the collision, our client was subject to spinal injections to treat the pain. Once those were found to be unsuccessful, he underwent an anterior cervical micro-discectomy. This procedure is used to relieve back pain and calls for the removal of the spinal disc that is causing the compression and pain. His injuries also called for a revision of the prior surgeries performed on his spine and it is probable that he will require future surgeries to manage pain and aid with continued mobility.
Though the defendant’s insurance carrier attempted to dispute the injuries as pre-existing and attributed the surgery to the previous injury, the Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorneys were able to show the truck driver’s clear liability in the accident and how that liability translated to the injuries sustained by our client. The total settlement amount was $1.45M with $1.3M going to our client and $150K assigned to the client’s wife and granddaughter who were also involved in the accident.
Since 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has been dedicated to protecting and representing the rights of the injured. It is the premise on which the firm was founded. Our attorneys have the proven expertise and know-how to advocate for justice for our clients. We are not afraid to combat the payment-avoidance tactics used by insurance companies. As was the case in this instance, insurance companies do not usually operate in the victim’s best interest.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile, truck, or any other accident, call the firm that is experienced and dedicated to working diligently on your behalf to recoup all the compensation you deserve. Let’s face it. Accidents can cause varying levels of damage; this client needed spinal surgery and is expected to need additional future procedures. Victims are entitled to:
- Be restored to health
- Have the ability to pay accident-related medical bills
- Handle the costs associated with any continued and future care
At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, we endeavor to assist our clients to achieve those goals. Justice for our clients is our number one priority.