$23,000 settlement for soft tissue injuries in Dallas, TX car wreck case by attorney for client with normal MRI results.
A young woman was injured when she was involved in a car accident in Dallas, TX. She was parked in front of a store near Malcolm X Blvd and Pine St with her lights on. A negligent driver was not paying attention and rear-ended her vehicle while it was stopped. The inattentive motorist stated he had dropped his phone. The woman began experiencing pain in her shoulders, neck, and back and contacted Mullen & Mullen to assist her.
Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This client did not have health insurance and was concerned she would be unable to get the medical attention she needed to recover from the injuries she sustained in the accident. She was relieved to learn that our injury law firm has established relationships with medical providers who agree to defer payment until a case has been resolved. Not having to worry about out of pocket medical expenses while her claim was pending, allowed her to focus on recovering from her injuries.
Our client had some initial complaints of radicular symptoms. Her treating chiropractor ordered both a cervical and lumbar MRI to rule out a herniated disc or other injury that could cause radicular pain. Both scans were negative and demonstrated no objective injuries. The client was able to obtain permanent relief of her soft tissue injuries though physical therapy, the use of a TENS unit, and prescription pain medication.
Remember: Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body. Soft tissue injuries often result from a sprain or strain. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a ligament – the connective tissue that connects the end of a bone with another bone. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon (tissue that attaches muscles to bone). Soft tissue injuries are real injuries that can negatively impact your activities of daily living while causing significant pain and discomfort.
The soft tissue injuries the client sustained eventually healed. The adjuster argued that her medical bills were not reasonable or necessary, but I was still able to negotiate a settlement that was significantly more than the incurred medical expenses. As a result the client not only received the therapy she needed to make a full recovery, she also recovered damages for her pain, suffering, and mental anguish. At our accident injury law firm, we believe clients who sustain soft tissue injuries should be fairly compensated following a car accident.
The settlement for this personal injury claim as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Dallas, TX was $23,000. Attorney fees were $6,440. Case expenses were $72.76. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $6,687.24. This is an outstanding result for a case involving soft tissue injuries.
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Joseph R. Morrison is the Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX, where he represents people personally injured due to the negligence of others. He was recognized by VerdictSearch for obtaining a Top 5 Premises Liability verdict in the State of Texas, and has been quoted in the ABA Journal.