Our client was seriously injured in a car accident while she was working as a truck driver. She was a passenger in the truck when her team driver slammed on the brakes to avoid a collision with another vehicle. Our client was thrown forward and slammed against the interior of the cab. She suffered serious injury to her neck, which required a fusion surgery.
She also suffered what is called a “double crush” injury to her median nerve. The median nerve runs from the cervical (neck) area of the spine to both wrists. Sometimes when the median nerve in the neck is injured, the injury can cause carpel tunnel in the wrists. Unfortunately that is what happend to our client. The accident and treatment left our client with painful, permanent injuries.
We filed a workers’ compensation claim against the trucking company. The company at first refused to pay anything for our client’s permentant injuries. We hired experts and prepared the case for hearing. After seeing that we were prepared to try the case, the company agreed to pay our client $200,000.
This was a good result for a very worthy client.