Rear-end accidents are some of the most common in Texas, but that doesn't mean they're any less dangerous. Such was the case for our client, Adam.
It started out as a typical evening. Adam was on his way home from work and was about to turn into his neighborhood. The driver behind him wasn't paying attention, didn't see his brake lights and BAM - smashed into the back of his car.
Rear-End Wrecks Can Cause Serious Injuries
Adam went to the hospital and was diagnosed with thoracic strain and sprain, a closed head injury and a scalp hematoma. He also suffered extreme back pain and underwent surgery in an attempt to fix it. Unfortunately, the first surgery wasn't enough and Adam continued to experience pain. Months later, he returned to for his second back surgery.
When Adam came to us, his chief worry was his medical bills. Would the insurance company pay them in full? Unless he could prove that the other driver was 100 percent at-fault, he might be left to cover part of the expenses, which were well into the tens of thousands of dollars.
Additionally, Adam was worried about how the surgeries were affecting his personal life. He'd spent a lot of time in the hospital, a lot of time in therapy, and a lot of time on pain meds. During that time he was unable to work or to experience life as he usually did. Daily activities were difficult for him, and the injuries were putting a strain on his relationships.
We're glad Adam came to us, because no one deserves to suffer after an accident.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Helped
We assured Adam we'd handle his case, and that's exactly what we did. We got right to work gathering evidence, collecting detailed medical records and building Adam's case to ensure the insurance company couldn't pull any tricks or try to get out of paying for the damage the at-fault driver had caused.
In the end, we successfully negotiated a settlement of $500,000 for Adam. He was very happy with the result.
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Net settlement to client after expenses: $324,596.93