It was a typical early evening on a Tuesday, when our client, a young mother, was driving her children home after a sports practice in Kansas City, Missouri. When the light turned green, she pulled her minivan forward into an intersection in busy rush hour traffic on Ward Parkway. As her vehicle entered the intersection, it was struck on the front in T-bone fashion by another vehicle that had run a red light. Fortunately, our client's children were safely harnessed in their car seats and did not suffer any injuries. However, our client was not so lucky. On impact, her head struck the steering wheel and she suffered lacerations on her neck from the seat belt. She reported head, neck and shoulder pain to the responding officer who came to the accident scene.
Our client declined an ambulance due to the fact that she wanted to ensure her children were taken home safely. But once home, her pain became unbearable, and she sought emergency treatment at a local hospital. She was diagnosed with a mild concussion, whiplash, lacerations and bruising/contusions. After months of physical and vestibular therapy, she ultimately reached her maximum medical recovery. Our client had done everything right in documenting the crash and seeking prompt medical treatment, and our Kansas City personal injury attorney also diligently reviewed and prepared a comprehensive demand packet for the insurer of the at fault party. Nonetheless, the insurer refused to provide a fair offer of settlement because they falsely believed our client's concussion, which diagnosed a "mild" brain injury, was not worthy of compensation.
Fortunately, our Kansas City car accident attorney took the necessary steps to secure medical opinions to show that our client's head injury was caused by the collision, required the treatment and warranted compensation. Ultimately, a settlement was reached that more than covered our client's past and future medical bills and pain and suffering.