Scottsdale Injury Lawyers Settles Three Personal Injury Cases for Clients in Scottsdale
In the past ten days, Scottsdale Injury Lawyers settled three personal injury cases. Two of the cases involved rear-end car accidents. The third case involved a premises liability lawsuit where the firm’s client was struck in the face by an object causing a cut and leaving a permanent scar. All three cases were for clients who lived in Scottsdale and needed a Scottsdale injury attorney to help them with their personal injury case.
All the clients were extremely satisfied with the services the firm provided and the resulting payout. Below is a five-star review that one of the client’s left on google.
The Rear-End Car Accident Cases
For the two car accident cases, both involved rear-end car accidents at a low to moderate rate of speed. In both cases, neither vehicle had substantial damage. Below are photos of the vehicles showing the lack of serious damage.
Injury claims arising from low to moderate impact car accidents can be difficult to resolve. Insurance companies are skeptical that low to moderate impact car accidents can cause injuries. Plainly stated, if the insurance companies do not see significant damage to a vehicle, they do not believe serious injuries may result.
Of course, there is no reliable evidence to prove that a low or moderate impact car accident is incapable of causing an injury. In fact, anyone can suffer an injury from a variety of low impact events. This is especially true with respect to spinal injuries.
Studies Show that Injuries May Occur With Little Damage to Vehicles
Spinal injuries may occur spontaneously, from low impact events, from activities of daily living and from non-exertional occurrences. Non-exertional occurrences can include coughing, sneezing and bearing down. A specific traumatic event is not required to cause a significant spinal injury.
For example, a study published in the May 2010 edition of The Spine Journal evaluated the presence or absence of inciting events in acute lumber disc herniation. In other words, the study examined whether or not the participants reported a specific event or a spontaneous onset of their back pain. The study took 154 participants with lumbar disc herniations. The study revealed that 62.3% of the participants attributed their disc herniation and pain to a spontaneous onset. The other 37.7% attributed their disc herniations to a specific event such as lifting, non-exertional occurrence, other activity of daily living or physical trauma.
The study stated:
“From the perspective of the cumulative injury model, progressive injury may cause damage of disk structures to such an extent that even a small, transient increase in forces across the spine-insufficient to register as an inciting event by the patient- may lead to the final occurrence of herniation.” In other words, an increase in force that is so slight it could go unnoticed by the patient could indeed lead to a herniation. This directly supports that forces from a low to moderate impact car accident, could be enough to cause a disc herniation or other spinal injury.
For our clients, we were able to establish that their spinal injuries were caused by the rear-end car accidents. We were also able to establish that their medical treatment was necessary and reasonable. As a result, the clients were fully compensated for their medical expenses and injury-related pain and suffering.
The Head Injury and Facial Scar Settlement
With respect to the premises liability case, our client was at a recreational venue located in Scottsdale when she was struck by a ball from one of the recreational activities offered. Due to the amount of the settlement, the client and our law firm agreed to keep the details and the settlement amount confidential. As a result, the information we have provided about where the injury occurred and how are purposefully vague.
However, we can disclose that a ball hit our client in the lower forehead above her eyebrow. It caused a cut that required multiple stitches to repair and left a permanent scar. Below are photos of the cut both before and after stitches were applied.
Our client loss consciousness for several minutes and was diagnosed with a concussion. She also suffered from post-concussion syndrome. In the weeks that followed, the client experienced dizziness, headaches, sleepiness and light sensitivity. She treated at the concussion center at Banner Health and was followed by a physician specializing in sports concussions until she was cleared.
Ultimately, we were able to obtain our client a substantial sum of money for her injuries despite her only having minimal medical treatment. We were able to show the insurance company how a facial scar could affect an individual for the rest of his or her life and also explain how a single concussion could have long-term effects.
About the author: The content on this page was written by Scottsdale personal injury attorney and civil rights lawyer Tony Piccuta. Piccuta graduated with honors from Indiana University-Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana (Ranked Top 35 US News & World Report 2018). Piccuta took and passed the State bars of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada (all on the first try). He actively practices throughout Arizona and California. He is a trial attorney that regularly handles serious personal injury cases and civil rights lawsuits. He has obtained six and seven figure verdicts in both state and federal court. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers for six years straight. He is a member of the Arizona Association of Justice, Maricopa County Bar Association, Scottsdale Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National Police Accountability Project and Consumer Attorneys of California, among other organizations.
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