A 76-year-old man was driving south on Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, SC with the expectation that all of his fellow drivers would follow the rules of the road. As our client was driving in the south lane of Robert Grissom Parkway toward Oak Forest Lane, another driver was stopped at the stop sign on Oak Forest Lane and was preparing to make a left turn. The at-fault driver pulled out into traffic and was struck by our client.
After the impact happened, our client started experiencing pain to both sides of his neck and his right hip. Physical therapy was recommended in hopes of relieving the pain.
After two months of therapy, the pain persisted, forcing our client to seek the opinion of an orthopedic specialist. It was then that the Doctor ordered a cervical MRI. The results of the MRI revealed that our client’s neck injuries spanned across several cervical vertebrae and would likely require surgery. To avoid a risky surgery, our client agreed to a series of cervical facet injections. Once again, this treatment provided no relief for our client. Because the cervical facet injections did not relieve symptoms, our client underwent a posterior decompression to his C2 through C7 vertebrae and a posterolateral fusion from his C2 and T1 vertebrae.
The Derrick Law Firm thoroughly evaluated all medical records and medical bills and investigated all of the elements of the car accident to give our client the best outcome for his case. Due to the extensive injuries and recovery our client would need, the attorneys on the case demanded the full policy limits from the insurance company. In an effort to not pay the full case value, the insurance company and the defense lawyers argued the causations of the injuries.
The car accident lawyers of The Derrick Law Firm evaluated the facts of the case as well as analyzed the client’s previous and current medical records to prove the accident on Robert Grissom Parkway was the cause of our client’s injuries.
The Derrick Law Firm settled the case and recovered $450,000 for our accident client.
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