While working, Jack Brown was stopped at a light on Main Street in Medway, Massachusetts when he was struck in the rear by an inattentive driver in a commercial truck. Mr. Brown anticipated the crash in his rear view mirror and held tightly to the steering wheel. The force of the impact bent the steering wheel, but otherwise caused very little damage to his car.
Mr. Brown felt immediate pain in his neck, back and right shoulder and was transferred from the scene by ambulance to the local emergency room where he was treated and released. Several days later the pain increased. Mr. Brown was diagnosed with a right shoulder joint separation and muscle spasm. Jack treated consistently with physical therapy, but eventually had to have arthroscopic surgery on his right back shoulder as there was a complete tear. Unfortunately even after surgery, Mr. Brown continued to have pain in his right shoulder. He sought a second opinion. It was determined that the first surgery failed and Mr. Brown had to have corrective surgery on his right shoulder. He also had a series of injections in his lower spine to relieve his pain. Mr. Brown was out of work for a considerable amount of time during which time he was paid worker’s compensation benefits.
Unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company, a suit was filed and the case was prepared for trial. The insurance company took the position that this minor fender bender and with no visible damage to Mr. Brown’s car and he would get little or nothing from the jury. As the trial date approached, the insurance company asked to mediate the case. A successful recovery was made in mediation on Mr. Brown’s behalf recovering significant funds to cover his lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of his life. This was anything but a so-called frivolous lawsuit. The insurer paid because we were prepared to take Mr. Brown’s case to trial and win.
If injuries are sustained, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through the process.