Archive for February, 2010

Rear-end collision/back injury

February 5, 2010

Catherine Valenzuela claimed a severe disc impingement in a rear-ender and was awarded $250,000. She was stopped at a red light when she was rear-ended by Dineshba Patel, who was traveling at least 30 mph. Valenzuela claimed that she never suffered a back or neck injury before this crash. She alleged that she developed disc bulges at multiple levels with a serious spinal impingement. She said her future prognosis was extremely poor, with a likelihood of increasing back and neck pain and diminished function. Patel claimed a pre-existing condition and denied responsibility. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an incident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or information@breedlovenoll.com

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Uninsured motorist recovery

February 5, 2010

In 2006, Priscilla Ann Quinn, then 50, claimed that she sustained two cervical herniations in a rear-ender with a sport utility vehicle. She sued State Farm for uninsured motorist benefits and was awarded $466,293. She initially had a cervical fusion with plates and screws implanted. When her condition failed to improve, she underwent a multi-level cervical laminectomy in 2008. The defense attorney pointed out that a 1996 MRI showed a bulge at C5-6 and a small herniation at C6-7. Plaintiff showed that there had been demonstrable changes in Quinn’s cervical MRI findings between 1996 and the post-accident MRI. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an incident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or information@breedlovenoll.com