$47,475 settlement for cervical disc injury in Grapevine, TX car crash by attorney for client who obtained pain relief with injections.
A woman was injured in a car accident in Grapevine, TX. She was traveling northbound in the right lane of the 3400 block of FM 2499 proceeding through the intersection at Grapevine Mills Parkway with a green light. A distracted motorist traveling westbound on Grapevine Mills Parkway disregarded his red light and struck her automobile causing her to subsequently collide with a third car. The property damage to her vehicle was significant. The woman, who had no prior personal injury claims, retained Mullen & Mullen Law Firm to represent her.
Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: At our injury law firm, we make it a top priority to set up all potential claims as soon as the client retains us. On this particular case we immediately set up a liability claim with the at-fault party’s automobile insurance carrier as well as both a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) claim with our client’s automobile insurance carrier.
By establishing all insurance claims at the onset we are able to minimize issues from popping up late in the process that could delay resolution of the client’s case. In addition, doing so allows us to have a clear understanding of all potential sources of recovery for the client as soon as possible.
Remember: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a no-fault insurance coverage that will reimburse you for medical bills and lost wages you incur as a result of an automobile accident, regardless of whose fault the wreck was. Coverage is usually offered in the amount of $2,500 or $5,000. Insurance companies must be able to produce a signed document demonstrating you rejected PIP coverage upon request.
Our client had health insurance at the time of her car wreck but couldn’t afford to pay her deductible and countless co-pays to secure the comprehensive medical attention she needed. We were able to assist her in securing medical services with delayed billing so she did not have additional financial stress as a result of the car accident.
An MRI of her cervical spine demonstrated only a 3 mm herniation. While many doctors would state the finding was not medically significant and was likely related to her advanced age, the finding did corroborate her complaints of radiating pain in her arm.
I was proud of the result Mullen & Mullen Law Firm obtained for this client. Her radiating pain eventually resolved and she obtained great relief from a steroid injection and trigger point injection.
The insurance carrier argued that the 3 mm disc protrusion was not caused by the car accident. I was able to demonstrate that the collision caused an otherwise asymptomatic condition to become symptomatic and referenced the client’s consistent and persistent complaints following the wreck.
The settlement for this personal injury claim involving a spinal injury as a result of a car crash in Grapevine, TX was $47,475. Attorney fees were $14,000. Case expenses were $510.88. After paying medical providers, the client’s net recovery was $14,092. This is an outstanding result for only undergoing a steroid injection and trigger point injection.
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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.