On March 13, 2012, Eric was driving straight on E. Gunhill Road in Bronx, New York. As he was passing a McDonald’s restaurant to his right, another vehicle recklessly sped out of the McDonald’s parking lot. As a result, the car struck the front passenger side of Eric’s car and another vehicle that was also exiting the parking lot. Eric was taken by ambulance to Jacobi Hospital and had diagnostic testing performed. When the results of his tests came back negative for fractures, Eric was given pain medication and discharged from the hospital later that day.
Eric continued experiencing severe pain to his neck and back. He described the worst area of pain in his back as a constant dull and pressure-like sensation with occasional numbness and tingling sensation on his left leg. He tried pain medication, therapy, and four epidural injections to help alleviate the pain. When conservative measures failed to improve his condition, Eric underwent a minimally invasive spine surgery.
Thankfully, Eric was a loyal listener of Adam’s radio show and remembered to call him after his accident. The Case Handler team immediately began investigating into the accident. Up to this point, you can imagine the pile of bills Eric was dealing with since he remained out of work. To add insult to injury, GEICO (the Defendant’s insurance company) made their final offer to settle Eric’s case for $20,000. After their unacceptable offer, Adam tried the case in Bronx Supreme Court where the jury ruled in favor of Eric awarding him a $270,000.00 verdict!