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Woman Awarded $125,000 in Rear-Ended Car Accident

A woman recently received a settlement of $125,000 due to a car accident where she was rear-ended. The woman was left with permanent damage to her neck.

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, which resulted in injuries, you may have rights to certain types of compensation. In cases where another person caused the car accident, the insurance company of the at-fault driver must pay out for the damages you suffered. This does not only include the damage to your vehicle, but your medical bills, and other costs that may have come about as a result of the accident.

The New York Jets wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, hit Alise Smith from behind near a toll exit on the Florida Turnpike which resulted in permanent disc herniations to Alise's neck. She was required to undergo various hours of chiropractic treatment and was warned she may need neck surgery in the future. Ms. Smith testified the accident had affected her life greatly, she now has trouble sleeping, exercising, doing housework and it has caused problems with her employment. The jury awarded Alise $125,000 for medical bills and pain and suffering.

In such injury accidents most of your focus will be on regaining your health and recovery from the accident. This is as it should be, and yet the legal aspects of the accident need to be handled correctly. For example, if you have missed work due to the accident, you may have a right to be compensated for your lost wages. There are several types of compensation that an attorney from Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC. may be able to get for you when handling your insurance claim. However, time is an important factor in personal injury cases. Documentation is a crucial part of any personal injury case. If you or a loved on has suffered an injury in a car accident, contact Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC. without delay after the accident. An attorney can discuss your case with you to determine how best to proceed.