Personal Injury ($500,000.00 )

The defendant ran through a stop sign in a residential area and t-boned the 52 year old plaintiff’s vehicle.  The plaintiff had significant pre-existing spinal stenosis which was asymptomatic prior to the collision.  After treatment with epidural steroid injections failed, he ultimately needed a two level cervical fusion surgery.  He was able to continue working as a mechanic afterward.  The defendant’s insurer initially claimed that the plaintiff’s surgery was related solely to the pre-existing condition, not the motor vehicle collision.