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Soft Tissue Damage After Car Accident in Arizona


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The top injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients who need medical treatment for their soft tissue damage after car accident.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone or via video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

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After suffering back and neck injuries that resulted in soft tissue damage after car accident and undergoing treatment as a result of a rear-end collision, C.C., a 41-year-old female, was awarded $5,300 in compensation for her medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering within only 6 months of the accident. The accident was caused by a negligent driver, and C.C. chose representation by an experienced Arizona accident attorney. The award in her case was satisfactory to C.C.

The Scene

C.C. was driving a white Honda Accord westbound on Hunt Highway with her son riding in the passenger seat. She came to a full stop at the stop sign intersection with Alma School Road. Just prior to heading into the intersection, C.C. noticed a black vehicle coming up behind her at a high rate of speed. The vehicle applied its brakes but was unable to avoid rear-ending C.C.’s vehicle. After hitting C.C.’s vehicle, the at-fault driver hit and knocked over the stop sign as well. C.C. pulled through the intersection and parked.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of the accident and conducted an investigation. The at-fault driver told the Sheriff’s Department that he had been distracted by his cell phone and did not look up in time to stop. After speaking with C.C., her son, and the at-fault driver, the Sheriff’s Department determined that the at-fault driver had failed to control speed to avoid the collision. No one involved in the accident needed immediate medical attention, and both vehicles were incapacitated and towed from the scene.

Applicable Law

The at-fault driver was cited at the scene for violating A.R.S. 28-701A, failure to control speed to avoid a collision. “A person shall not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances, conditions, and actual and potential hazards then existing. A person shall control the speed of a vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with any object, person, vehicle, or other conveyance on, entering, or adjacent to the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to exercise reasonable care for the protection of others.”

Initial Injuries and Soft Tissue Damage After Car Accident

Two days after the collision, C.C. presented to HealthSource Chiropractic, where she was evaluated for headaches and pain in her neck, left shoulder, and back following the collision. She described her pain as frequent, aching, and pounding, associated with stiffness, fatigue, and muscle cramps. She reported that her pain was aggravated by sneezing, stooping, prolonged sitting, and repetitive movements. She stated that her pain interfered with her daily work. She had difficulty sleeping and performing her work duties.

HealthSource performed x-rays of C.C.’s spine. Her imaging reports showed hypolordosis of the cervical spine. The reports indicated hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine. There was an increase in lumbosacral disc angle, indicating the presence of low back pain due to facet imbrication. Disc wedging with disc thinning was also seen. The right ilium was seen as higher relative to the left ilium.

Soft Tissue Damage After Car Accident Treatment and Medical Expenses

C.C. was diagnosed with soft tissue damage after car accident- cervicalgia, sprain of ligaments of the cervical spine, headaches, cramps and spasms, and pain in the thoracic spine and low back. She was treated with a course of chiropractic therapy to help heal her soft tissue damage after car accident. Her treatment plan included chiropractic manipulative therapy, therapeutic modalities including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and cryotherapy to remove fixations, to improve neurophysiological function and biomechanical functions of her spine following the soft tissue damage after car accident. C.C. was treated with HealthSource Chiropractic for a total of 16 visits over the course of six weeks.

C.C.’s medical bills totaled approximately $3,550.95.

Additional Losses

C.C. made a claim for lost wages in the amount of $555.55. As a result of this accident, C.C. was forced to take time off from work due to her pain and suffering and in order to seek treatment for her soft tissue damage after car accident.

Soft Tissue Damage After Car Accident: Insurance Involvement

C.C. had health insurance at the time of the accident and used it while treating for the soft tissue damage after car accident she sustained. However, C.C.’s health insurance company did not seek reimbursement for any amount paid on C.C.’s behalf.

C.C. had car insurance at the time of the accident through Allstate Insurance Company. C.C. did not use her own car insurance to supplement her bodily injury settlement in this accident.

The at-fault driver had car insurance at the time of the accident through Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona. Farmers accepted full liability in this case.

Conclusion and Compensation

C.C.’s total settlement for her personal injury claim was $5,300.00. This settlement was reached about six and a half months after the accident occurred.

C.C. was pleased with the results of her case. She was able to seek the treatment she needed for soft tissue damage after car accident and to return to the state of well-being she was in prior to the accident with no out-of-pocket cost. She had her vehicle repaired, and she received compensation for her pain and suffering.

Ultimately C.C. received around $1,500 for her bodily injuries in this settlement, the remainder paying her medical bills and attorney’s fees and costs. C.C. was treated for a total of about 6 weeks as a result of the accident. The final settlement was reached just over 6 months after the date of the accident.

How Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm Can Help You

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their medical treatment for soft tissue damage after car accident. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.

If you need medical treatment after a car accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ, to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area, including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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