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The client we represented in this pedestrian accident was struck by a car while walking in a crosswalk in Placer County.
As a result of the accident, the client sustained a left knee fracture requiring a hinged knee brace. The recommended medical treatment included a total left knee arthroplasty — not an ideal solution, given that a pre-existing heart condition made him a risky candidate for surgery. The victim — 62 and retired — suffered additional heart trauma caused by the auto impact.
Though our client was retired, his quality of life was severely impacted by knee complications, a leg edema and ambulatory functional loss.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver and are hesitating to pursue legal action because of a pre-existing condition, you should know that it doesn’t preclude you from getting a settlement. In some cases, a pre-existing condition that would otherwise be manageable is further aggravated by a collision.
This client’s $800,000 settlement will go a long way toward covering past and future medical bills. Contact us for a free case evaluation today!
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