Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is a worldwide destination for drivers, hikers, bicyclists and motorcyclists visiting California. Every year, millions of people from around the world enjoy the nearby communities and natural setting, and use the highway to move north and south along the Southern California coast. As beautiful as the PCH route is, unfortunately, it is also a common location for all kinds of pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle accidents.
If you were injured in any type of accident involving a motor vehicle or bicycle along PCH, talk to an attorney who understands liability issues associated with such personal injury claims. Before you talk to an insurance adjuster, talk to an attorney at The Easton Law Firm in the South Coast Metro Area of Orange County.
Cervical Fusion Caused By Rear-End Auto Accident
In 2015, Easton & Easton acquired $1,250,000 for a client who had been T-boned and suffered a 2 centimeter (20mm) disk herniation at C5-6, requiring a Cervical Fusion. After the first three months of positive recovery post-Fusion, our client began smoking again (as she had strictly been told not to do by her physician) and soon thereafter began to experience pain and radicular complaints. She was diagnosed with Pseudoarthrosis and loosening of the prior Fusion hardware and was advised to undergo a revision of the Cervical Fusion.
At the time of attending a mediation shortly before trial, our client had incurred $48,965.03 in medical bills related to the accident, but still had not undergone the repeat Fusion Surgery. Not surprisingly, the Defendants argued that our client was responsible for the need for the revision surgery because she had resumed smoking, which potentially caused the Fusion to fail. Nonetheless, we were able to convince them that a jury would disagree and we negotiated a mediated settlement of $1,250,000 for our client.