LEG & BACK INJURIES FROM PASSENGER-SIDE COLLISION COMPENSATED WITH $47,500 SETTLEMENT
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This personal injury case developed from a careless driving accident when W.V.’s vehicle was struck from the side by a merging vehicle. He sustained injuries to his leg, hip, and injuries to his back and went on to incur almost $34,000 in medical bills as a result of this accident. His ongoing pain eventually culminated in a $47,500 award to W.V. as the victim of the accident.
Leg and Back Accident Scene
The accident happened on December 13, 2012, at around 5:00 p.m, where W.V. was driving Northbound on Dobson Road having just passed through the intersection of Warner Road in Chandler, Arizona. W.V. was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger in the number two lane when he saw the at-fault driver’s vehicle coming towards him on the left. The at-fault driver was also driving northbound on Dobson Road in the left turn lane when he realized he needed to take a right instead of a left and abruptly turned right, attempting to cross three lanes of traffic and turn into a private drive. The at-fault driver collided with the passenger side of W.V.’s vehicle causing significant damage.
The Chandler Police Department responded to the accident to conduct an investigation and after interviewing both W.V. and the at-fault driver, they cited the at-fault driver for an unsafe lane change. The at-fault driver admitted that he had attempted to turn across three lanes of traffic and hadn’t seen W.V.’s vehicle. W.V. drove his own vehicle away from the scene of the accident and refused medical treatment at the scene.
Injuries to Leg and Back
Following the collision, W.V. went to Centered by Movement Inc. for treatment and diagnosis, where he was diagnosed with a sprain of the lumbar, sprain of thoracic, non-allopathic lesions, and sprain of the neck. He was treated with a course of chiropractic therapy.
Consequently, W.V. then went to Comprehensive Pain Management where he was diagnosed with neck pain, thoracic pain, lumbar pain, knee pain, sacroiliitis, lumbar radicular syndrome, and hip pain. He was ordered to have an MRI of the lumbar spine and left knee and CT and MRI of his cervical spine and provided an orthopedic knee brace. W.V. then visited The Core Institute, AZ where he was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy, cervical stenosis, lumbar disc herniation, and lumbar radiculopathy. He was recommended for a transforaminal epidural steroid injection and selective nerve block.
W.V. then visited the Biltmore Surgical Center, AZ where he had a selective nerve root block under fluoroscopic guidance done and due to his continued pain, underwent a cervical medial branch block.
In fact, W.V. received 2 treatments over the course of one month from The Core Institute, totaling 5 visits, with Comprehensive Pain Management and was treated 72 times over the course of seven months with Centered by Movement Inc. W.V.’s medical bills totaled approximately $33,991.00
Additional Losses and Insurance
W.V. and his lawyer made a claim for lost wages as he was forced to take time off from his job due to his pain and in order to receive treatment. W.V. also used a worker’s compensation plan during the time he was receiving treatment.
Due to the severity of W.V.’s injuries, he received $12,500.00 from his own Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy. The at-fault driver had car insurance through Farmers Insurance, who accepted full liability in this accident and paid W.V. $35,000.00 to settle his claim, around 18 months after the accident.
Conclusion and Compensation
W.V.’s total settlement was $47,500 which includes $35,000.00 paid by the at-fault driver’s car insurance and the $12,500 paid by W.V.’s own car insurance from the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy. W.V. was pleased with the results of this case as he had endured significant injuries following this accident. He was able to receive the treatment necessary to alleviate his pain and allow him to resume his daily activities. W.V. and his lawyer entered into litigation in order to fully settle this claim. He was treated for just under seven months as a result of this accident and received just under $13,000 for his bodily injuries in this settlement with the balance covering his medical bills and lawyer fees and costs.