Woman Rearended: $192,500 Settlement
A woman client was the driver of her husband's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am traveling to work. She was in the middle lane of westbound Interstate 94 in Woodbury, Minnesota. At that same time, a 2002 Ford pick-up was traveling immediately behind client. Due to the traffic conditions in front of her, client had to come to a complete stop. The driver of the pickup truck was unable to stop his vehicle before crashing into the back of client's vehicle.
Client sustained severe injuries to her cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine, specifically C5-6 posterior disc bulging, L4-5 central disc herniation, and L5-S1 posterior disc bulging. She also sustained injuries to her abdomen, right hand, arm and shoulder, and both legs, hips and feet. Because of her injuries, she suffered with headaches and TMJ pain, degenerative changes throughout her spine, difficulty sleeping, stress, anxiety and depression. A settlement of the $100,000.00 liability policy limits was reached, as well as $92,500.00 of the $100,000.00 UIM policy limits.