In a recent settlement, Attorney Joe Joseph was able to obtain a $147,000 recovery for one of his clients. The client was struck from behind in an automobile accident that occurred in Elyria, Ohio. The collision caused the client’s neck to whiplash back and forth. Emergency vehicles arrived on scene and the client was taken to the hospital where injuries were assessed.
As a result of the motor vehicle collision, the client suffered persistent pain in the neck/back region. Numerous avenues of medical treatment were sought in order to alleviate the client’s pain and suffering, but there was no significant improvement. Over a year and a half after the accident the client was seen by a spinal surgeon who recommended and performed surgical intervention. The client received a C4-5 and a C5-6 discectomy with interbody fusion and anterior plate fixation. Following surgery, the client reported to mostly feeling better, but still suffered from residual pain.
A lawsuit was subsequently filed in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas but settled before commencement of a trial.