Our client in this matter was the restrained driver of an SUV that was stopped in traffic at an intersection in Eugene, which was controlled by a traffic light. While our client was stopped, another driver rear-ended our client’s vehicle, pushing her into the car in front of her. This collision caused several thousand dollars worth of property damage to our client’s vehicle.
Following this multiple-car collision, our client went to the emergency room because she was experiencing severe neck and back pain. Initially, she underwent conservative physical therapy to help reduce the pain. Unfortunately, her condition did not improve with the physical therapy alone and she was referred to a specialist who performed an MRI on her neck that revealed several herniated discs.
Our client underwent neck surgery to correct the herniation of her discs and then returned to a modified physical therapy regimen. But this did not mark the end of her treatment: once her neck had completely healed, our client discovered that she was having lingering lower back problems that she hadn’t noticed prior to this Eugene auto accident. She was again referred to a specialist by her primary physician where an MRI was conducted on her lower back. It revealed more herniated discs that only surgery could fully correct.
After completing her second surgery and some follow-up physical therapy, our client needed legal assistance in proceeding with her claim against the at-fault driver and his insurance company. In addition to the property damage and extensive medical treatment she had undergone due to her accident-related injuries, our client also needed help recovering lost wage compensation she had to miss work for two extended periods of time corresponding to her two surgeries.
Our client hired the experienced Eugene auto accident injury legal team at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP because she wanted to be in good hands. Her insurance company was questioning whether her neck and back problems were all attributable to this motor vehicle accident. Once on board and representing our client, we were able to get her personal injury protection (PIP) to pay all of her medical bills and wage loss. We also provided our client’s comprehensive medical records (documenting her post-accident medical history as well as her medical history prior to the collision) to her insurance company in order to prove that the neck and back conditions she was seeking redress for were, in fact, caused by the impact of this car crash. No previous doctors had ever treated our client for neck or back injuries.
The driver who hit our client was uninsured at the time of the accident, so we next set about obtaining an uninsured policy settlement through our client’s insurance company. We also recovered a full policy settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In the end, our client made a full physical recovery as well as a fair monetary one. She was very happy with her selection of Dwyer Williams Potter in this Eugene auto accident.