Jury Awards $350,000 for Car Accident Victim
The plaintiff, age 25, was injured in a car accident. He was t-boned at a high rate of speed. He complained of neck and back injuries at the scene.
A lumbar MRI showed three herniated discs in the victim's low back. The neurosurgeon diagnosed Cauda Equina Syndrome at L4-5. The plaintiff underwent a discectomy at L4-5. Medical charges totaled $35,000. He missed 3 weeks of work with wage loss of $3,000. The plaintiff still has residual low back issues.
Last offer from the insurance company two weeks before trial was $125,000.