When the adrenaline is pumping after a crash, you might not feel the type of soft tissue damage that’s going to cause back problems.
Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
The Pennsylvania car accident lawyers at Console & Hollawell recently reached a $100,000 settlement on behalf of one of their motor vehicle accident clients. According to court documents, the client was driving through Morrisville, Pennsylvania in 2009 when another driver rear-ended his vehicle at high speed. He sustained multiple bulging discs in his back as well as significant nerve damage that caused weakness in his extremities. While he did not experience severe symptoms immediately after the crash, the client began feeling worsening lower back pain in the days that followed. As days stretched into weeks, he began suffering near constant headaches and pain radiating through his legs.
He contacted Console & Hollawell, experienced Bucks County car accident lawyers, to recover compensation for his mounting medical expenses as he tried without success to find relief for his injuries. The firm’s legal team immediately went to work finding him the care he needed to reduce his near-constant back pain. While our client attended doctor’s appointments and began physical therapy, Partner Rick Hollawell filed suit against the at-fault driver.
“This case is a classic example of how car accident injuries worsen over time,” says Hollawell. “When the adrenaline is pumping after a crash, you might not feel the type of soft tissue damage that’s going to cause back problems. What might feel like soreness can quickly turn into a debilitating condition.”
Nearly 3 million people are injured in rear-end collisions across the country every year, according to the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Dr. Arthur C. Croft, director of the Institute, states that auto accidents can cause the heads of drivers and passengers to thrust forward with more acceleration than astronauts or fighter pilots experience. The damage wrought by such forces can easily strain ligaments, herniate discs and cause nerve damage. Dynamic Chiropractic, a chiropractic news publication, estimates that 85 percent of all neck injuries occur from rear-end collisions. Even collisions happening at speeds as low as five miles-per-hour can still cause serious physical problems for those involved.
Through dedicated efforts to hold the at-fault driver accountable, Console & Hollawell was able to win a settlement for our client and avoid a potentially lengthy trial. These funds will help their client pay for his existing medical debt stemming from the accident and allow him the financial breathing room necessary to get his life back on track.
Console & Hollawell P.C. is a personal injury law firm that has been representing car accident victims across New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 17 years. The firm’s award-winning attorneys have won tens of millions of dollars for more than 4,000 clients.
Docket # 2011-08239 Bucks County Court of Common Pleas