$700K for UPS driver
The firm represented a 28 yr-old UPS driver whose truck was hit at low-speed in a broadside collision. No emergency care was necessary, but client developed increasing low back stiffness and was not able to continue his route the following day. Conservative therapies were unsuccessful and a discogram revealed an L4-5 annular tear. An IDET cauterization procedure was performed in SF with limited results. Prognoisis was for future lumbar fusion. Client changed occupations and began working as a real estate agent, unable to lift heavy UPS boxes. Case settled at mediation for $700,000, including loss of consortium claim.