In August 2014, our 82-year-old client sustained severe injuries when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. As our client was driving, the defendant driver failed to see our client’s oncoming car and pulled out in front of her causing a collision between the two vehicles. Emergency medical services were called to the scene and our client was transferred by ambulance to a nearby hospital. After an investigation, the defendant was found to be at fault for causing the accident and was cited.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with several broken ribs and an injury to her spinal cord. She was admitted to the hospital for the next five days to treat her injuries and regain her strength. Our client was then discharged from the hospital to an inpatient rehabilitation facility, where she remained for the following two months to further her recovery. Prior to this accident, our elderly client was able to live on her own and maintained an extremely independent lifestyle. The accident and the injuries she sustained took such a physical toll on her that now she is unable to live independently, and her impairments leave her unable to do the things she did prior to the accident.
Shortly after the accident occurred, our client’s daughter contacted our firm to assist them in her mother’s recovery. We were able to completely avoid the need for our client to ever set foot into a courtroom as we were able to obtain a satisfactory settlement for her. As a result of the accident, our client incurred and will continue to incur a substantial amount of medical bills she would have otherwise not had. The settlement we were able to secure for her will go a long way to ensure that she is able to receive the necessary medical treatments and other things she now requires.
***Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. This result is not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients.***