The Chicago rear-end accident occurred on Lake Shore Drive. Our client was driving downtown with her children in the car intending to take them to a Chicago Blackhawks game. While exiting Lake Shore Drive at Randolph Street, a sedan rear-ended our client causing the client to thrust within her seat forward and back. The third party admitted fault for the accident. As such, the only issue that remained was assisting our client in recovering from State Farm Insurance for her injuries.
Luckily for the client, she only suffered soft-tissue injuries to her back and neck. The official diagnosis was a neck strain or sprain. A neck sprain or strain is obviously difficult to recover for as insurance companies continue to tighten the knot and limit payments for soft tissue injuries.
Our client coordinated our client’s care with her chiropractor. The client’s doctor used state of the art technology including a spinal kinetics examination to analyze if there was any permanent impairment to our client’s vertebrae which there was. This diagnosis helped us increase the insurance company’s offer.
While insurance companies often are hesitant to compensate victims who are solely treated by chiropractors, this case shows that when a chiropractor can affirmatively demonstrate permanency, a client can still recover.
In the end, our office was able to obtain a recovery that paid our client’s medical bills, including her chiropractor as well as reimbursing Blue Cross Blue Shield for money paid on behalf of our client, as well as pay attorneys fees with enough left over to adequately compensate the client for her injuries.
If you or someone know you know was injured in a Chicago rear-end accident, contact the Chicago rear-end accident lawyer Barry Zlotowicz for a free consultation at 847-305-4105 or 877-LAW-4312.