We represented our client who was seriously injured when a tractor-trailer driver negligently merged into her lane and struck her vehicle on I-70. Our client’s car spun out of control following the collision and she had to be extracted from her vehicle by medical personnel.
This was a violent and dangerous impact at highway speeds, causing serious injuries to our client’s neck and shoulder. She was treated conservatively for years but ultimately had a neck fusion 3.5 years after the accident and arthroscopic shoulder repair 4.5 years after the accident. We were still able to link these surgeries to her wreck.
We litigated the case and fought hard for our client. She did a great job in her deposition, describing how she was unable to work at her computer for several hours, reach or lift overhead, carry her daughter, or drive for more than a half-hour without experiencing pain. Despite years of physical therapy and injections, her symptoms were never fully resolved, which is why she ultimately received the surgeries. We wanted to make sure she got fairly compensated and were able to get a great settlement of $600,000 for her.