Auto Accident Lawyer Case
Spleen and Rib Injury – Defendant Ran Stop Sign – $350,000.00
During the accident the plaintiff suffered severe injuries. These included a ruptured spleen, which in turn resulted in surgery and a large scar. In addition, fractured ribs and further injury to a past hernia condition required additional surgery. Psychological issues also came into play when the plaintiff was diagnosed with depression, PTSD, and agoraphobia.
At the time of the accident the plaintiff was working at a pizza parlor for $10.00/hour. Being that he was receiving some payment “under the table”, lost wages were difficult to determine.
During this case the plaintiff’s counsel demanded that the psychiatric examination be conducted at the home of the plaintiff. They argued that this was necessary due to the plaintiff suffering from agoraphobia. Even though the psychiatric examination showed that this condition was attributed to a pre-existing problem, counsel was still able to come to a financial resolution on the overall damages. The case settled at mediation for $350,000.00.