$1,330,000 Verdict – Car Accident
A positive verdict was secured on behalf of our client, a 53-year-old woman, whose life was significantly altered in December of 2006 after being rear ended on the Kennedy Expressway. The plaintiff continues to suffer chronic pain despite treatment with physical therapy, spinal injections and an anterior cervical fusion surgery – all while the defendant admitted negligence, but denied that the plaintiff sustained injuries in the 2006 collision and denied that any injury she did sustain was to the nature and extent claimed.
The complaint alleges that after the impact in 2006, the plaintiff felt an immediate onset of neck pain, but declined an ambulance at the scene, hoping that the pain would resolve over the next few days. A month later, an MRI showed degenerative changes and herniated discs at C5/C6 and C6/C7. On December 12, 2009, the plaintiff was again involved in a rear-end collision which resulted in a trip to the ER and an increase in her long-standing neck pain. In September of 2012, she underwent surgery, receiving a 1 level anterior cervical fusion at C5/C6. Post-operatively, pain was reduced, but not resolved. Presently, the plaintiff continues to treat for the now chronic neck pain which significantly limits her daily activities and has been present since the 2006 collision.