Florida woman compensated for severe car accident injuries, pain and suffering.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Barry Chenman of Steinger, Greene & Feiner is proud to announce a motor vehicle accident settlement of $850,000 for a recent client.
On March 24, 2016, a tractor-trailer merged into Josie Merlet’s car, pinning and dragging it against the expressway guardrail. Upon impact, Merlet slammed against the driver door, causing her head and shoulder to snap.
In addition to severe pain, the accident led to spinal cord compression, resulting in a loosened grip in her left hand. Merlet has undergone multiple surgeries, including the removal of a ruptured spinal cord disc, and neck injections therapy.
Merlet was awarded $850,000 in an out-of-court settlement on August 31, 2017.
“It has been an immensely long journey,” says Chenman, “but Ms. Merlet is feeling much better after two years of treatment. Naturally, she was scared and didn’t think she could ever get better. I appreciate the trust she had in me through this journey. This is a well-deserved reward for such a great woman who has been through so much hardship. I am so happy to obtain this result for her.”