Head-On Collision

Our client, a 46-year-old male, was struck head-on by an oncoming driver who turned left directly across our client's lane of traffic. Fortunately, our client was restrained by his seat belt. His injuries required a right shoulder SLAP repair with acromioplasty and distal clavicle excision. His hip injury required an arthroscopic debridement. Our client's doctor determined that he was a candidate for a total hip replacement at some time in the future as a result of the severity of his injury. His medical expenses were more than $100,000 and his out-of-pocket expenses amounted to about $2,700. A physical performance evaluation showed that our client was only able to do "sedentary" work as a result of the automobile accident. Initially, the case results appeared bleak as neither driver had much insurance coverage. However, after further investigation, it was determined that the other driver was working for a large company and was "on the clock" at the time of the accident. This provided a resource from which to adequately compensate our client. After payment of all medical expenses owed (a number of which were reduced through negotiation by the law office) and attorney fees, the client netted over $156,000.

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