On July 29, 2017, Andrea was driving back from vacationing in Virginia. While she was merging onto a lane on Interstate 64 in Norfolk, Virginia, she was unexpectedly rear-ended. She was taken by ambulance to the emergency department at Sentara Leigh Hospital, where she was treated with medication and released the same day. Andrea’s vehicle was totaled!
As a result of the accident, Andrea sustained injuries to the neck, mid-back, lower back and right shoulder. She described head pain that was constantly throbbing, and a numbness and tingling sensation in both her arms. Andrea reported dizziness consistent with vertigo triggered by movement. She also mentioned constant neck pain that radiated towards both shoulders. Andrea attended physical therapy and was prescribed medication for pain management.
After the accident, Andrea received multiple calls from the insurance company. They had so many questions and she had no idea what to do! Thankfully, her friend (and past client!) recommended The Case Handler team to Andrea. Since the accident occurred in the state of Virginia, Andrea’s case would be under the jurisdiction that employs the Pure Contributory Negligence Rule. That means, that if Andrea is even 1% at fault…she will recover nothing! With the help of our experienced New York personal injury attorneys, Matthew Goodstein and Adam Handler effectively proved the Defendant was 100% liable for the accident and helped Andrea recover compensation in a difficult jurisdiction!