While riding home after work as a passenger with her spouse, daughter, and dog, our client was rear-ended by an elderly gentleman who did not notice traffic stopping ahead of him. The impact tossed her body back and forth in her seat. Shattered glass was everywhere, her dog ran out into the highway, and she had trouble getting to her daughter. Eventually, everyone was safe and accounted for, but our client began to suffer intense pain in her neck and shoulder that went down through her arm.
Over the next few years, she received healthcare treatment almost every week ranging from chiropractic and physical therapy to various types of injections in her neck. While she improved a great deal, some of her symptoms remained. We filed suit after the insurance company refused to pay for even half of her healthcare expenses. As we worked on the case and were mere weeks away from trial, the defense and the insurance company finally understood what they were up against and agreed to settle for nearly four times the insurance benefits available to the defendant (20x more than the initial offer).