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Soft Tissue Injury from Car Accident Results in Settlement

Case Type: Auto Accident Soft Tissue Injury Settlement

Settlement: $40,645

Plaintiff: Robert Scott
Defendant: Lester Taylor and Safeway Transportation
Case Number: 17-005072-NI
Judge: Megan Maher Brennan
Location: Wayne County Circuit Court
Date of Settlement: June 30, 2017

Facts of the Case

This case arose out of an April 3, 2014 motor vehicle collision in which Robert Scott sustained soft tissue injuries to his lumbar spine.

Due to these injuries caused by the accident, Mr. Scott had to undergo physical therapy and chiropractic treatment for approximately two years following the crash.

Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered

  • L4-L5 disc bulge
  • L5-S1 disc bulge

Other Types of Damages

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Fright and shock
  • Denial of social pleasure and enjoyments
  • Embarrassment, humiliation or mortification

Legal Issues in the Case

  • Fraud/Misrepresentation regarding prior No-Fault claims and prior injuries
  • Client's medical care providers are known solicitors
  • Discontinuity of the claim due to two prior law firms representing the client on this claim
  • Lumbar spine pathology - degenerative > acute
  • Lack of change-in-life damages (plaintiff was not employed prior to collision, nor did he belong to any clubs, teams, or groups before the collision, etc.)

What We Did to Win the Settlement

Our auto accident lawyers sent all relevant medical records to the claims adjuster from Amerisure and negotiated a settlement directly with the carrier, without litigating the claim.

While a Complaint was in fact filed, this was merely to preserve the statute while our lawyers continued negotiating with the claims representative.

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