$125,000 Won for Competitive Tennis Player Injured in Crash
In 2018, our client, who is a competitive tennis player, was driving on Cedarcrest Road in Cobb County, Georgia when another vehicle pulled out in front of her to turn left, crashing into the front, passenger side of our client’s minivan.
Our client first sought treatment for injuries suffered from the crash two days after the wreck. She started treatment with a chiropractor.
After two months of chiropractic care, her primary care doctor referred her to physical therapy. Our client had months of physical therapy that helped the pain she was experiencing but did not make it go away completely.
In September 2018, our client started treatment with an orthopedic doctor. The orthopedic doctor ordered an MRI, which showed an impingement at the C5-6 level of her spine. The orthopedic doctor recommended injections and physical therapy. Our client continued with conservative treatment and proceeded with physical therapy through March 2019.
In July 2020, she sought a second opinion from a neurosurgeon, who also recommended injections to treat our client’s pain. Our client ultimately underwent a left facet joint injection at the C5-6 and C6-7 levels, and an interlaminar epidural steroid injection in her cervical spine. In total, our client’s medical bills ended up costing her $74,000.
Before hiring The Champion Firm, our client received $25,000 from the Defendant’s insurance company. Her own uninsured motorist (UM) coverage had a $250,000 limit, but her UM carrier only extended an offer of about $25,000 before we were hired.
When our client hired us, we faced several challenges in litigating this case.
For starters, because we were hired shortly before the statute of limitations for this case was set to expire, we had to file suit immediately.
Additionally, one of the biggest challenges in the case was that our client had continued to play tennis in her tennis league throughout her treatment.
Another challenge was that our client had some pre-existing issues, which included a congenital fusion of the vertebrae in her neck.
There were also extended periods of time when our client did not get treatment, and the major treatments—the injections she was prescribed—did not start until more than two years after the wreck.
Despite facing such challenges, attorney Darl Champion and The Champion Firm team were able to prove the facts of the case and secure a $125,000 settlement for our client so that she could move forward with her life after the accident.
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If you or someone you know has suffered a car accident injury in the state of Georgia, contact The Champion Firm today for a free case consultation. Our contingency fee structure means you only pay for our services if and when we win your case. To date, The Champion Firm team has secured over $100 million for our clients.