$205,000 settlement by attorney for lumbar radiculitis injury car wreck in Lewisville, TX. Outstanding result achieved for client suffering aggravation of pre-existing disc bulges.
Our client was driving his SUV northbound in the right lane of 300 Denton Tap Road in Lewisville, Texas. The at-fault motorist – in the course and scope of his employment – was operating a pickup truck behind him and failed to timely apply his brakes. The at-fault motorist was inattentive and caused his commercial vehicle to collide with the rear of our client’s vehicle.
Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: An MRI of our client’s lumbar spine demonstrated primarily degenerative findings. The client had multiple diffuse disc bulges and an osteophyte complex. He was in significant pain and discomfort and it was readily apparent that the wreck had caused a previously asymptomatic condition – degenerative disc disease – to become symptomatic.
Remember: You do not have to suffer a “new” injury to be entitled to damages. In Texas you are also entitled to compensatory damages if you experience an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. It is not at all uncommon for clients to learn they have degenerative disc disease only after a wreck, since many people do not experience any symptoms from the condition and thus have never before been diagnosed.
Our client required multiple lumbar epidural steroid injections in order to cool down the inflammation in his lumbar spine. The injections, thankfully, provided him significant pain relief. Our injury law firm is fortunate to have a licensed Texas adjuster, Josh Banks, on staff. Josh has worked for several major insurance carriers and brings a unique perspective to our cases since he is intimately familiar with how insurance companies evaluate claims. Josh assisted me on this case and I am exceedingly proud of the result we were able to obtain for this client.
The settlement for this claim involving a lumbar radiculitis injury as a result of a car wreck in Lewisville, TX was $205,000. Attorney fees were $57,400. Case expenses were $697.74. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $89,611.26.