$200,000 Settlement For Motor Vehicle AccidentMarch 13, 2019 | Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Plaintiff, a 45-year-old woman, was fully stopped for traffic waiting to make a left-turn. The vehicle, operated by the defendant, negligently failed to maintain proper observations, failed to maintain reasonably safe following distance, and otherwise failed to take evasive action when he struck Plaintiff’s vehicle in the rear at an excessive rate of speed without warning. Plaintiff’s vehicle was totaled as a result of the crash.
Plaintiff was diagnosed with herniations in her cervical spine and underwent epidural injection therapy, but it did not relieve her pain. She then underwent a fusion surgery with instrumentation in her cervical spine. Due to the surgery, she was left with a 1-inch scar on the front and back of her neck, a 1-inch scar over her right anterior iliac crest, and a metal plate with four screws permanently implanted in her cervical spine.
The case settled on March 13, 2019 for $200,000.