In November, 2010, our client, a 39 year old man, was driving his vehicle in Polk County approaching an intersection. The tortfeasor was stopped at the stop sign and then entered into the path of our client as he attempted to cross the road violating the right of way for our client. Our client took evasive action to avoid striking the tortfeasor and hit a 3rd vehicle which was attempting to move forward to prevent being hit.
Our client sustained injuries to his neck and chest wall. His chest recovered well but his neck continued to give him problems. He was diagnosed with a C5-6 broad based left paracentral disc protrusion with thecal sac impingement. Our client underwent a C5-C6 diskectomy, C5-C6 total disk replacement with Synthes Pro-Disc C. Our client’s claim was settled for $300,000.