FREEWAY REAR-END COLLISION CASE ANALYSIS
FACTS OF THE CASE:
Plaintiff was driving her Nissan straight on the northbound I-5 freeway. Defendant, while operating a Ford van was also driving northbound on the I-5 freeway behind Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle. He was following Plaintiff too closely and could not stop in time. The California Highway Patrol investigated said accident and determined that the accident was caused by Defendant in violation of Vehicle Code section 21703, “following too closely”.
Liability has been admitted by Defendant.
NATURE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGES
Plaintiff sustained trauma to her head, neck and low-back as a result of this rear-end collision. Following the accident she sought treatment from his doctor, and his diagnostic impressions were: cervical spine strain and sprain, lumbar spine sprain and strain, severe cephalgia, and stress anxiety. He was prescribed Vicodin and recommended physical therapy. Plaintiff followed up with an Orthopedic Specialist. The doctor diagnosed Plaintiff with cervical strain and disc lesion of the cervical spine, thoracic strain, and lumbar strain. The doctor attributed these injuries solely to the accident and ordered an MRI scan. Based on above diagnoses, Plaintiff received physical therapy.
RESIDUAL COMPLAINTS AND FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES
Plaintiff still suffers from continued lower back pain and muscle spasms. The doctor recommended laminectomy surgery to repair the lumbar disc protrusion.
THIS CASE WAS SETTLED OUT OF COURT, AND THE CLIENT GOT THE MONEY THEY DESERVED!
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