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Cervical Vertebra Fracture & Knee Replacement Following T-Bone Collision

On a Monday morning in downtown Atlanta, J.R., an administrative assistant, was on her way to work when she was hit by another vehicle. J.R. was passing through a flashing light when another vehicle t-boned her on the passenger’s side. J.R. spun out and came to rest in the opposite lane. An ambulance was called to the scene, and police helped J.R. exit the car through the passenger seat. The other driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop light.

J.R. was transported to the hospital shortly after the collision.She complained of pain from the shoulders up, nausea, knee pain, back pain, and migraines. Upon examination, J.R. was diagnosed with a C2 vertebra fracture. She was admitted to the TCU for a 23-hour observation, and several imaging scans were ordered.

For months after the collision, J.R. feared for her safety while driving. She was unable to play with her grandchildren as much, and could not sit or stand for long periods of time without being in constant pain. J.R. was confined to her bed for three months after the collision due to the extent of her injuries She also suffered from severe headaches that kept her up at night.

J.R. retained Kaufman Law shortly after her collision to assist her with her insurance claim. Kaufman Law took care of J.R.’s medical bills throughout the claim, even when J.R. received knee replacement surgery. J.R. continued to treat with several physicians at the time Kaufman Law demanded a settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

One year following J.R.’s collision, Kaufman Law was able to settle the claim for $100,000. The amount includes both liability limits and UM coverage from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. With this settlement, J.R. was able to pay her medical bills and also provide for her family. J.R. could now afford continued treatment, a new car, and could hire a nurse to assist her at home while in recovery.