A 44-year-old woman in New Britain suffered severe back injuries in 2016 after a negligent driver hit the back of her car. According to the third amended lawsuit, the defendant's Chevrolet Silverado K1500 LT rear-ended a motorist's Honda Accord, which then struck the plaintiff's vehicle from behind. At first glance, it seemed like the plaintiff didn’t take heavy damage in the accident, which is why the adjuster only offered to pay $34,500 to settle the case based on the accident photos. The plaintiff's lawyer mentioned that the Honda hit directly on the plaintiff's tow hitch, which is used to tow boats and trailers. The ¼ inch of steel was bent when the Honda hit Girard’s car and transmitted the force of the impact directly to her.
As a result of the accident, the woman had to undergo five back surgeries in less than two years. The back pain is so severe that she can’t sit for more than an hour at a time and she can’t walk for more than 30 minutes at a time. Due to the extensive medical treatments required for the back injuries she suffered, she incurred $540,000 in medical expenses. According to the court pleadings, she also had to leave her job as a data entry worker for a medical records company.
After the seven-hour mediation, they were able to settle the case for $3.2 million.
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