Major Rear-End Car Accident Settlement: Car Accident Attorney Lands $285,000.00 Settlement After Client’s Complicated Recovery

As a car accident attorney, I know firsthand that rear-end car accidents can lead to tragedy. Our lawyers and legal professionals at Bottaro Injury Lawyers often watch rear-end car accidents go from bad to worse for our clients.

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Rear-end car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, from lacerations to traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, call us to discuss how your injuries play into the value of your case!

A recent rear-end car accident client of ours lived the practical realities of a severe accident when she required an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) to correct bulging and protruding discs in her neck. Read today’s blog to learn how a car accident attorney at Bottaro Injury Lawyers may be able to help you!

Rear-End Car Accident Leads to Neck Injuries

One seemingly normal Rhode Island day, our client was driving to work. Then, out of nowhere, another driver failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the back of our client’s car!

While some rear-end car accidents work out to be relatively minor, this was not the case for our client. After the impact, our client immediately felt a sharp pain in the right side of her neck. Not only that, but days after the accident, she reported even worse neck pain, tinnitus, nausea, eye pain and burning, left knee pain, and lower back pain. She was ultimately sent for several spinal and neck MRIs, and referred to an ophthalmologist, ENT, and neurologist/neurosurgeon.

If you are ever in a car accident like this, it is important that you prioritize your health. Our client did the right thing by immediately going to the hospital and returning to her primary care physician when her symptoms worsened. Of course, her medical bills piled up. However, we were able to make sure her bills were paid in full. 

Who Pays When a Medical Procedure Goes Wrong?

Unfortunately, our client did not heal overnight. In fact, she ran into multiple complications along the way.

After our client’s team of medical professionals reviewed her case, she was ultimately referred to a neurosurgeon to undergo an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), an invasive procedure that relieves pain after a surgeon removes damaged or slipped discs and fuses the neck and/or spine together.

Her first attempt at undergoing this surgery did not go as planned. Our client reacted poorly to the anesthesia and faced heart compilations. It would be another month until specialists cleared her for the surgery.

Once she was finally able to undergo the ACDF, she woke up to discover her left vocal cord was paralyzed. She was left unable to speak! She also required thickening agents in her liquids to prevent her from choking.

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In addition to the stress and pain our client endured, she will now likely have a permanent scar on her neck from the ACDF surgery.

So, what happens when after a car accident, your injuries prove to be worse than imaginable? You lawyer up! You shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket for outrageous medical bills just because you need extended PT or chiropractic care, multiple surgeries, or other methods of extended care. Questions about medical costs in your personal injury case? Call us to discuss!

How Much is My Rear-End Car Accident Worth?

Rear-end car accident values differ, depending on the facts in your case. In this client’s case, we were able to land a $285,000.00 settlement to cover the client’s medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent impairment, and lost wages.

Major aspects of you case that will impact the value of your case include the extent and severity of your damages, whether you were partially at fault for the accident, what insurance policies are involved, and what evidence is available for your car accident attorney to build your case with.

Call us now to discuss the specifics of your case to determine its value. We look forward to chatting with you, free of charge!

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