Our client was involved in a motor vehicle collision on southbound freeway 41 and the responsible party negligently changed lanes colliding into his vehicle causing him to strike the guardrail.
His vehicle was totaled. Client is a construction worker and did not have a primary care physician. He wet to emergency room and received two visits with a medical clinic. He continued to work and attempt to deal directly with the insurance company. Although he was still having pain in his lower back, the insurance company offered him $10,000 to pay his medical expenses, wage loss and any future medical expenses. Client was never advised that once he signed the release, all his legal rights would be terminated. Client sought a free attorney/client consultation with our firm and was advised to obtain a primary care physician to determine the extent of his back injury prior to reaching a settlement. X-rays disclosed a herniated disk in his lumbar spine requiring spinal injections. Client was awarded $225,000 with the assistance of our firm.