Our client was a restrained front seat passenger on an interstate highway in Western New York when the driver of her vehicle violently rear-ended a vehicle in front of them.
As a result of this crash, our client sustained multiple, significant injuries; spent fourteen (14) days in the hospital; and underwent two open reduction, internal fixation surgeries of her left ankle and left tibial plateau. The orthopedic doctors diagnosed the following injuries:
- Bicondylar left tibial plateau fracture, (ORIF)
- Comminuted widely displaced right proximal humeral shaft fracture
- Avulsion fracture of the left distal fibula with lateral ligament instability, (ORIF)
- Oblique fracture of the left fifth metacarpal shaft
- Multiple contusions, swelling and tenderness
Due to the severity of her injuries, she was not allowed to travel by airplane and was forced to take a medical ambulance to transport her home to Florida. The agonizing trip took nearly 24 hours. For many weeks, she was not able to begin rehabilitation due to three, non-weight bearing extremities. Her living room was transformed into a mini-hospital room with a hospital bed, wheelchair, assistive devices, and home health aide as she could not walk unassisted or even attend to her own hygiene or activities of daily living.
Our client continues to experience pain, restrictions, and loss of quality of life every day and has not returned to work. She is thankful that she purchased a significant amount of Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage to compensate her for her damages. Attorney Scott Murray worked with the New York and Florida insurance companies to settle this case for all available Bodily Injury (BI) and Uninsured Motorist (UM) Insurance Coverages.