Massachusetts Fender Bender Attorney: Bottaro Injury Lawyers Secures $150,000.00 Settlement for Lifelong Injuries in a Rear-End Car Accident

Today’s blog article highlights how important it is to seek medical assistance even after a seemingly harmless “fender bender,” rear-end car accident. As a Massachusetts fender bender attorney, and personal injury attorney practicing all over Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, our firm often see clients experience delayed complications and pain from car accident injuries.

In this case highlight, our recent client did the right thing by going to the hospital after someone negligently struck the back of his vehicle. Read on to learn how our firm can help you with your case while you focus on healing!

Attorney speaking with client

At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, if you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Not sure whether or not you need a Massachusetts fender bender attorney? Call us to discuss your case now!

Fall River, Massachusetts Fender Bender Results in Whiplash and Severe Shoulder Injuries 

Our 48-year-old client was traveling on Route 24 South in Fall River, Massachusetts, just like any other day. Our client was carefully watching traffic flow, slowing down when he needed to. Eventually, he came to a stop. However, the careless driver traveling behind him failed to stop and therefore struck the back of our client’s vehicle. This caused our client to hit the vehicle in front of him as well.

While the police filed an incident report, our client did not seek immediate medical attention at the scene.

However, a few days after the accident, our client found himself in pain. So, he visited an urgent care and reported back, neck, and left shoulder pain. He later visited a chiropractor where they took X-rays and diagnosed him with whiplash, among other sprains and strains.

graphic explaining how whiplash occurs

More than 3 million cases of Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration (CAD) Syndrome, better known as whiplash, occur each year. This is a type of strain or sprain that occurs when a force rapidly pushes your head back and forth. Therefore, whiplash is common in rear-end car accidents. Whiplash may take days to appear, so that is why it is critical to monitor your symptoms and seek medical help if you feel pain.

Continued Pain and Left Shoulder Surgery Required After Fender Bender

Our client diligently sought medical attention while he was in pain. After his whiplash diagnosis, he continued chiropractic care for his back and shoulder. Eventually, our client needed left shoulder rotator cuff surgery to fix his reoccurring pain.

After nearly 8 months of care, our client underwent left shoulder surgery and a distal clavicle resection. After his surgery, he continued physical therapy for an additional 4 months.

In our client’s case, a seemingly small accident turned into a lifelong medical ordeal. Our client did the right thing by timely seeking medical intervention for his injuries and continuing medical care. This not only helped him bring his pain levels down over time, but it helped us accurately value his case during settlement negotiations as well.

How Can Bottaro Injury Lawyers Help Me After a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one sustain personal injuries as a result of a fender bender accident, or any other motor vehicle accident in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, call us to discuss the specifics of your case.

While not everyone feels like they need to see a medical professional after a fender bender, it is incredibly important to monitor your pain levels for a few days and weeks after the accident.

Our client was able to focus on his doctor’s appointments, physical therapy sessions, surgery, and other related personal care after his accident, we took care of the rest. We built a compelling case to support the compensation he deserved.

In doing so, we meticulously calculated the value of our client’s case. We considered all doctor’s appointments, medical treatments, physical therapy, current and future pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other factors. For today’s client, we also calculated a permanent impairment value since he felt pain well after the accident. We are pleased to have helped this client find a little peace after his accident by securing him a $150,000.00 settlement!

It’s Good to Know Mike Bottaro – 24/7 Top-Rated Personal Injury Help

At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we care for people. Attorney Mike Bottaro and his award-winning legal team handle all types of personal injury cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We can even help on cases in other states as well. We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, and results. Contact us 24/7 in any method you prefer for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call us at 401-777-7777, or fill out our free and confidential online form. We are here to serve and help you!

Bottaro Logo with phone number

Bottaro Logo with phone number