- Date: December 8, 2006.
- Victim’s age: 47
- Victim’s Sex: Male
- Occupation: N/A
- Place: self-employed flooring installer
- Circumstances: sideswiped by another car
- Injuries sustained: soft tissue injuries
- Settlement Amount: $100,000
The Car Accident
On December 8th, 2006, a man was driving his vehicle when he was sideswiped on his driver’s side by another car. He called the ambulance and fire personnel had to pry the driver’s door open to get him out. He immediately felt pain in his lower abdomen and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. That afternoon he was released from the hospital and later in the day he started to feel pain in his right arm and shoulder, lower back and left knee. He suffered soft tissue injuries resulting in chronic pain and developed symptoms of depression
Victim’s Injuries from the Accident
The man is 47 years old and worked as a self-employed flooring installer at the time of his accident. Following the accident, his injuries cause him a lot of pain on the job. He returned to work with a reduced ability to work. He had to hire a lot of subcontractors now and mainly works on the administrative stuff.
Compensation for victim
The judge found that his injuries met the threshold to recover damages from a lawsuit. The injuries are permanent and caused serious impairment to his functioning. Moreover, the judge ruled that the other driver was entirely liable for the accident. The man received $35,000 dollars in general damages after the deductible. He got an additional $5,143 in future housekeeping expenses, $20,000 for future medical expenses, and $50,000 in loss of future income.