E.P. had been a client of the attorney in the past. One day she called, informing the attorney that she had been in a motor vehicle accident. Although the property damage to her vehicle was not great, the impact was severe enough that she suffered a serious neck injury. She treated conservatively for several months and ultimately had to see a neurosurgeon who recommended surgery. She confided in me that she was afraid of surgery and wanted to avoid having it. She was also concerned about the cost since she did not have health insurance. Ultimately, the attorney was able to secure a $50,000 settlement for her, which was the maximum amount possible due to the policy limits available from the at-fault driver’s policy. With the money from her settlement she was able to pay off all of her remaining medical bills and continue to receive medical treatment. The attorney is happy to report that today she is doing a lot better and is working.