If you or a loved one has recently been in an auto accident in the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood area and you believe you have a case, you may be on the search for a personal injury firm to represent your case. But before jumping to a decision to hire any one firm, it’s important you feel confident knowing that the one you choose has helped people like you get the settlements they deserve.
Here is an example of how our attorneys at The Law Firm of Cohen & Cohen have helped cases just like yours:
Case Study: Broward County
Lucas was traveling westbound on Flamingo Road in the right through lane, approaching the intersection of SW 36th Court. At the same time, Samuel was traveling northbound on Flamingo Road, attempting to make a left turn onto SW 36th Avenue. As Lucas entered the intersection with a green light and the right of way, suddenly and without warning, Samuel made a left turn in front of Lucas, violating his right of way and causing the vehicles to collide. Samuel was cited in violation of Florida Statute section 316.122 for failure to yield the right of way when turning left.
Lucas refused emergency treatment, as he hoped that the pain would go away. Unfortunately, the pain persisted and he presented to a chiropractor a couple of days later. The chiropractor noted that he was complaining of headaches, neck pain and left knee pain. He was prescribed a course of physical therapy which included heat therapy, cryotherapy, manual therapy, trigger point therapy, therapeutic exercises and therapeutic activities. He completed this course of physical therapy for several weeks and then was ordered to undergo an MRI of his cervical spine and left knee.
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The results of the MRI of the cervical spine revealed multiple disc herniations with annular tears. The results of the MRI of his left knee revealed a complex flap-type tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with trace knee-joint effusion. Mr. Anderson then presented to an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. He was ordered to wear a knee brace to keep the knee immobilized for several weeks as well as a physical therapy plan specialized for his knee pain.
Lucas ultimately learned to live with the knee limitations and does so to this day. Samuel, in this case, had an insurance policy of $250,000.00. The total medical bills were $16,041.00. After the treating physicians were paid from the $10,000.00 available through Lucas’ no-fault insurance policy, we were able to get the medical bills reduced to zero.
The insurance company for Samuel argued that the knee injury and the cervical spine injuries pre-existed this accident, as the MRI’s showed that the injuries were ones that had occurred over a long period of time. We were able to procure an $80,000.00 settlement on Lucas’ behalf.
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