While stopping for a red light, our client was rear-ended by a truck that failed to notice the traffic signal. He felt an immediate onset of significant neck pain and back pain both causing associated radiating pain. He was later diagnosed with a lumbar annular tear and was recommended to have epidural injections or undergo cervical spine surgery. As a result of his injuries, he was unable to continue working as a waiter, his primary source of income. While surgery to his neck may have corrected the problem, our client chose not to undergo it.
Our firm was able to help this gentleman resolve his claim and we settled for $200,000.