In April 2012, a Columbia woman (Ms. C) was on the way to spend time with her grandchildren when a reckless driver hit her from behind. The rear-end collision caused immediate neck pain. The pain worsened over time, and Ms. C's doctor recommended surgery due to spinal cord compression. However, Ms. C had previously undergone multiple hip surgeries and was afraid to undergo a neck operation. In her words, "I'm scared. I don't want anyone cutting on my neck, but if this pain doesn't get better, I won't have a choice."
In early 2014, Ms. C's neck pain had yet to subside, so she allowed her neurosurgeon to perform an anterior cervical discectomy. The operation is common, but frightening nonetheless. Fortunately, the surgery was a success, and though Ms. C had to remain in her home for more than a month recuperating and struggling to regain her speaking ability, much of the pain is gone. I am also glad to say that Ms. C has regained her voice, and was very happy when her case settled for significantly more money than she expected.
Car wrecks like Ms. C's - whether it be a rear-end, T-bone, or head-on collision - can devastate a person's health and wellbeing. And while not all stories have a happy ending, no case should end with injustice. If you are working hard to recover from an accident, but have questions or need help taking on the insurance companies, our South Carolina personal injury lawyer is here to help. Call my Columbia office today at (803) 790-2800 or contact us using the live chat box below.
Get Legal Help After a Car Accident in South Carolina
The issues you face after an auto accident are not as simple as some people would have you believe. From how medical bills get paid to how much you should be compensated, it is always better to receive a free consultation from a car accident attorney than to rely on an insurance company that increases its profits by paying you less.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger have years of experience handling cases like yours, and would be honored to help you and your family with the legal recovery process while you focus on healing.