Heading north on Highway 293 in Emerson, GA, our clients were in their
sedan waiting to make a right turn when they were
hit from behind by a box truck. The box truck slammed into our client’s vehicle, injuring both
the vehicle’s driver and passenger. There was a lack of care on
the part of the box truck driver in which the truck driver that could
have stopped in time to avoid the collision.
Tony Kalka of Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to prove that both truck drivers were
to blame for running into our client’s car.
Injuries Sustained by Our Two Clients After the Accident
Immediately both the driver and passenger of the vehicle went to the emergency
room where they complained of symptoms including neck pain, headaches,
dizziness, nausea, and back pain. Both the driver and passenger were sent
home and told to report back if they experienced any worsening symptoms,
which they both did in the months to come.
The driver had to undergo chiropractic care, corticosteroid injections,
numerous MRIs, and physical therapy for the injuries she sustained to
her shoulder and her back. It was also discovered that our client’s
cervical disc prolapse resulted in a 7% whole person impairment, potentially
shortening her life expectancy and causing extreme pain and suffering.
The passenger also endured serious back injuries resulting in tests and
treatment, including CT scans, x-rays, chiropractic care, joint mobilization,
and time spent in a back brace. It is recommended that both individuals
undergo surgery at some point in the future to properly repair their injuries.
Settlement Recovered by Our Atlanta Injury Lawyers
Through our legal team’s tenacious approach, we
settled the case for $487,500, on behalf of our two clients. This compensation will not only help cover
their existing medical costs, but it will also provide for future procedures,
account for their time lost at work, as well as cover their pain and suffering.
Kalka & Baer, LLC, has recovered substantial auto and truck accident
settlements time and again throughout the greater Atlanta area. Our
team of Atlanta personal injury attorneys have the resolve and dedication that it is needed in these types of cases.
If you have suffered injuries due to an accident of any kind, do not hesitate
to get in touch with our office.
Call today to speak with Kalka & Baer, LLC, and receive a
free initial consultation of your case.