REAR END COLLISION:
Our client, a (56) year old immigrant from Mexico, had just spent a wonderful day at Gatorland Zoo with his family. As they were on their way home and stuck in stop and go traffic, their vehicle was violently rear-ended by a tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer was operating on a suspended drivers’ license when he caused this completely preventable crash. Our client was rushed to the emergency room with serious neck and back injuries. Our client had undergone several back surgeries prior to this crash, but was managing his pain well. As a result of this accident, he sustained an exacerbation of his prior back injury and an injury to his neck. He endured numerous spinal injections to treat his pain and subsequently underwent an Anterior Cervical Microdiskectomy and a Revision to the prior surgery performed to his back. He may require additional surgery in the future.
Although the liability was clear, the defendant’s insurance carrier disputed our client’s back injury and subsequent surgery, claiming it was pre-existing.
As a result of the accident, our client incurred substantial medical bills. Our firm achieved a settlement in the amount of $1,300,000. ($1,450,000 was the total settlement achieved for this very deserving family).