$90,025 gross recovery for injury car accident in Lewisville, TX. Outstanding result for small ligament tear in left wrist. Client recovered $50,000 after attorney fees, expenses, and medical bills.
Our client was traveling northbound in the middle lane at the 2800 block of MacArthur Blvd. in Lewisville, Texas. Another motorist was traveling southbound in the left lane at the 2800 block of MacArthur Blvd. to turn east on Vista Ridge Mall Drive. The inattentive motorist turned when it was unsafe to do so and failed to yield the right of way causing her to collide with our client. An independent witness confirmed our client’s account of the auto accident.
Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: Our client’s primary injuries were to her left shoulder (strain) and left wrist. An MRI of her left wrist revealed a suspected small tear in the joint capsule along the ligament near the ulnar styloid process.
We obtained photographs of our client’s hand following the wreck and they demonstrated it was badly swollen, which supported the MRI results, and that the wreck was the mechanism of injury for the tear. The styloid process of the ulna is located at the distal end of the forearm and its rounded end provides attachment to the ulnar collateral ligament of the wrist.
Our personal injury law firm assisted the client in obtaining the medical treatment she needed to recover from her injuries. Her therapy was performed under the direction of a Medical Doctor and she was eventually referred to a well-respected Orthopedic Surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of a torn ligament in her left wrist. Surgery was not necessary.
Remember: Our car accident injury law firm has relationships with a substantial number of medical providers. Many doctors refuse to treat patients who have filed a personal injury claim because they either don’t accept third-party insurance or fear getting drug into a legal battle. The medical providers we work with agree to treat accident and injury victims and have significant experience doing so. In addition, because they routinely assist injured victims they understand the importance of properly documenting all injuries, the mechanism of the injury or injuries, future medical expenses, etc.
The client was eventually able to recover from her injuries. Her recoverable medical bills were less than $20,000. Insurance adjusters always try to make cases about bills. At our personal injury firm we believe cases are about people…not bills. This particular client had an office job and the injury to her wrist was painful and impacted her work performance. I continuously pointed out to the adjusters that our client was simply minding her own business and suffered injuries due to no fault of her own. The case wasn’t about medical bills. It was about an innocent victim who suffered an objective injury and deserved to be compensated for her damages.
Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: The result Shane obtained for our client on this case is remarkable. He’s exceedingly modest about his accomplishments, but results like these are a big reason why his peers have named him a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star the last three years running.
The settlement for this Lewisville, TX car accident claim was $90,025. Attorney fees were $25,207. Case expenses were $648.02. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $50,000. This is an outstanding result for a small ligament tear in left wrist. The reduced 28% contingency fee offered by our firm (as opposed to the industry standard 33.3%) netted the client an additional $4,801.33.