Our client was a restrained driver traveling northbound on Howard Ave. when the tort feasor turned into the passenger side of her vehicle. The tort feasor was ticketed for improper lane change. Our client’s vehicle sustained $2,500.00 worth of property damage in the incident.
Our client suffered from back, neck, and left shoulder pain. As a result of her persistent neck pain, our client underwent an MRI of her cervical spine in 2010. The MRI displayed a central protrusion of the intervertebral disc abutting the thecal sac at the C3-4 level, a central protrusion of the intervertebral disc encroaching on the thecal sac at the C4-5 level, and a bulge of the intervertebral disc at the C5-6 level.
Due to her MRI results our client was referred to board certified neurologist for a surgical consultation in 2010. The diagnosis revealed displacement of cervical disc, cervical sprain/strain, and cervical myofascial pain. The doctor concluded that our client suffered a permanent injury as a result of the accident in 2010.
A final diagnosis was provided to oof persistent post-traumatic cervical and thoracic myofascial injury with cervicalgia, trigger points, and disc protrusions. She was assigned an impairment rating of 5% to our client’s permanent injury suffered as a result of the accident.
Due to the accident, our client will continue to require periodic treatment for the remainder of her life.