$36,000 recovery for 18-Wheeler accident in Dallas, TX involving whiplash. Fantastic result by attorney significantly above client’s incurred medical bills.
Our client was traveling eastbound on Singleton Blvd. in Dallas, Texas with his family members also in the car. They came to a stop at a red light. When the light turned green they proceeded through the intersection. The driver of a commercial 18-Wheeler disregarded his red light and collided into them. The impact tilted our client’s automobile up and then slammed it back down to the ground. Our client did not go to the hospital but began to experience discomfort a few days after the truck wreck.
Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: An accident with an 18-Wheeler is an absolutely terrifying experience. They are huge vehicles that can cause massive damage and loss of life. Clients routinely tell me they did not feel pain immediately after their collision. This is because their adrenaline is off the charts. However, once the adrenaline subsides they start to realize how sore they really are.
Remember: If you are injured in an 18-Wheeler accident, it is imperative to contact a reputable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 18-Wheeler wrecks usually cause significant injuries. In addition, a personal injury lawyer can send a letter to the at-fault driver and his or her employer demanding they preserve evidence, including driver logs and important vehicle data, i.e. “black box” data.
Our client experienced some numbness and tingling in his left thigh and was diagnosed with lumbar radiculopathy. Fortunately, however, he underwent an MRI of his lower back that revealed no objective injuries. A lumbar ESI helped him to obtain complete pain relief.
If you are injured in a collision and experience numbness, tingling, or radiating pain it is imperative that you undergo an MRI if the symptoms don’t quickly resolve. The above symptoms can indicate the presence of a herniated disc or other serious injury and should not be taken lightly. Even though this particular client only experienced whiplash or soft tissue injuries, I was able to secure a settlement for him that was significantly above his incurred medical bills.
The settlement for this injury claim involving whiplash as a result of an 18-Wheeler accident in Dallas, TX was $36,000. Attorney fees were $11,667. Case expenses were $162.21. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $14,045.79. This is a great result for no objective injuries.