With the frequency of people texting while driving increasing alongside the persistent reality of drunk driving, even the most cautious drivers are subject to life-threatening situations. Just last year, over one thousand car wreck related fatalities were reported in Tennessee alone. Unfortunately, these fatalities speak to only a small portion of those affected by serious accidents while behind the wheel. In many cases, the cost of repairing one's vehicle and covering one's medical costs are only a fraction of a larger recovery process. In such circumstances, permanent injuries exist as a serious hurdle to individuals seeking to maintain a desirable standard of living after recovery. When facing such circumstances, the help of an experienced personal injury attorney can help victims and their families leverage the law to obtain a degree of justice and closure.
This week, attorney Matthew Coleman from Logan-Thompson, P.C. tried a case in Bradley County where his client was violently struck in the driver's side of their car resulting in significant medical expenses. Even though this wreck did not occur at high speeds, the client was subject to both emergency and follow-up care alongside two accompanying surgeries to prevent permanent disfigurement.
Following jury trial and deliberations, Coleman was successful in receiving a verdict for his client which attributed all medical and corrective treatment and surgery to the negligence of the defendant driver. The result of this case may help determine whether the surgeries to correct disfiguring injuries sustained in an automobile accident are compensable even where the impact was with protective equipment such as an airbag.