Car Accident

Albemarle County, VA
Type Of Case:Car accident
Injuries Sustained:Back and neck with radiating pain into his shoulders, laceration to his left upper lip
Place of Accident:Albemarle County, VA
Verdict or Settlement:Settlement
Amount:Confidential

Our client was injured in a collision in Albemarle County, Virginia. At the time of the accident, our client was stopped in his car, allowing a pedestrian to cross the street with her dog, when another driver collided with the rear of his vehicle causing it to spin out of control in a complete 180-degree turn.

An Albemarle County Police Officer responded to the scene of the accident. The defendant was initially charged with reckless driving. However, her charge was later reduced to improper driving and she was found guilty.

After the collision, our client was transferred by ambulance to the University of Virginia Medical Center. He sustained injury to his back and neck with radiating pain into his shoulders and a laceration to his left upper lip. X-rays were taken and it was determined that no fractures were present. The wound to his lip was cleaned and repaired with several stitches. He was discharged with a back strain and lip laceration. He was given pain medication upon discharge and was told to schedule a follow up with his primary care physician as necessary.

Our client followed up with his primary care physician a few days later complaining of back pain. His physician prescribed additional pain medication and referred our client to physical therapy. Over a ten-month period, our client attended physical therapy with little to no relief of his neck and back pain. He was unable to sit for long periods at work and was unable to carry or lift objects five pounds or heavier. He was struggling to bend without pain.

Due to the little progress he was seeing from physical therapy, our client’s primary care physician referred our client to a pain specialist. The pain specialist ordered an MRI that showed stenosis (a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine) at both multiple vertebrae. The pain specialist recommended cervical epidural steroid injections to help with our client’s pain.

Our client received several injections which helped overall and with his pain reduction. He was later released from care. We were able to settle this case out of court. The amount is confidential.

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