Our client was traveling east on I-26 and was stopped in traffic behind another vehicle. It was at that time that the defendant slammed into the back of our client, forcing him into the car in front of him, resulting in a multi-car accident. Our client immediately started experiencing severe back and neck pain after the wreck. Upon arrival at Lexington Medical Center, CT scans of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, head and spine were conducted. They treated him and released him with pain medication and instructions to follow up for additional evaluation.
He continued to experience severe headaches, neck pain, photophobia, nausea, cervical pain, and floaters in his vision. He was evaluated by Grand Strand Spine and Neuro in Myrtle Beach, where the doctor believed he was experiencing cervicalgia from the accident and ordered an MRI. The MRI showed severe central stenosis at C3-C4 secondary to C4-C5. Due to the findings, the physicians recommended a C3-C4 and C4-C5 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure. After additional evaluation, it was concluded that he had a vertebra pushing into his spinal cord. Our client continued to seek treatment and evaluation until his ACDF could finally be performed. After surgery, our client was discharged to a rehabilitation facility and continued to treat his injuries.
Our team at The Derrick Law Firm, voted Best Law Firm 2020 by the readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald Readers’ Choice Awards, thoroughly evaluated all of the client’s medical records, expenses, and pain and suffering from the accident. Due to the continuing treatment and future treatment needed, auto accident lawyer Dirk Derrick demanded the full policy limits of the insurance available for our client. In an effort to give our client the best result, our team provided the insurance with evaluations from experts regarding our client’s present and future treatment.
Our auto accident client settled his case for $225,000.
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