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Woman Awarded Damages Nearly Two Years After Sideswiped by Van

An auto accident can happen for a host of reasons, including speeding, reckless driving, texting, poor road conditions, inclement weather, and more. The results can have a devastating impact of both you and your family. In addition to the pain and suffering, you may wait months even years before receiving monetary compensation. In the meantime, you may be unable to work and have no means to pay the bills. Lawsuit Financial can provide quick and easy financial relief, often within 24 – 48 hours, with a lawsuit cash advance.

A jury awarded $250,000 to a woman who was seriously injured when a van struck her vehicle in downtown Philadelphia.

In March 2015, the plaintiff was traveling in the right lane when her vehicle was sideswiped by the driver of a van, who had been in the left lane and was  attempting to turn right at the corner.

The victim filed a lawsuit against the van driver and his employer alleging negligence caused her neck injuries and aggravated a pre-existing back condition. The plaintiff also said she suffered herniation and bulges of several cervical discs, requiring surgeries.

The plaintiff, who had been disabled and received Social Security disability benefits, testified that she had nearly returned to her baseline condition from the previous back condition and that she was considering returning to her job as a certified nursing assistant. She said the accident now prevents her from doing so. The plaintiff alleged that the injuries sustained in the car crash cause her difficulty in bending, lifting, and performing household chores. She sought damages for past and future pain and suffering.

The defendant admitted negligence, but argued the plaintiff’s disc injuries were degenerative and not caused by the accident, and surgery was unrelated to the accident at issue. The jury took less than an hour to deliberate and found the defendant fully liable.

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