Case Conclusion Date: 12.22.2006
Practice Area: Personal injury
Outcome: $50,000 Jury Verdict for Plaintiff
Description: Plaintiff was injured when Defendant rear-ended a car causing it to cross the center line and hit Plaintiff head-on. Client suffered injuries to her left shoulder. Client sought treatment at ER and family doctor which referred her to physical therapy. Plaintiff's shoulder improved 90% with therapy. Therapists told Plaintiff that injury could take up to one year to completely resolve. After 1 year, client returned to family doctor with continued shoulder complaints. Family doctor referred her to orthopedists who performed surgery to relieve inflammation of bursa sac in shoulder. Defense argued that surgery was not related to accident and shoulder complaints were caused lifting her arms in her job as music teacher. Defense offer $20,000 to settle. Jury verdict for $50,000.