On October 1st, 2020, Aaliyah was a back seat passenger in a vehicle that was approaching the intersection of Beverley Road and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. As the vehicle passed through the intersection, another vehicle went through the same intersection driving in a different direction and crashed into the same side where Aaliyah was sitting! She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was evaluated, treated, and ultimately discharged.
As a result of the accident, Aaliyah suffered injuries to her neck, lower back, and left hip. She felt her neck pain radiate through both shoulders. The pain in her lower back was the most bothersome. Her lower back pain would radiate down to the left hip and was aggravated by prolonged sitting or standing. Besides her hip pain, she also experienced clicking on the left hip. Aaliyah participated in conservative care in terms of physical therapy and a home exercise program, but continued having pain that affected her daily life and sleep. When minimally invasive pain management treatment was not adequately relieving her symptoms, she underwent pain management injections.
Thanks to a loved one’s recommendation, Aaliyah contacted The Case Handler team! The other driver told the police that Aaliyah’s vehicle ran a red light and the driver of the car Aaliyah was in told the police that the other driver ran a red light. Regardless of which vehicle was at fault, injured passengers are entitled to compensation as the driver of a vehicle. With the help of our experienced Brooklyn passenger injury lawyers at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, Aaliyah recovered the maximum policy limits plus additional compensation from the other insurance company!