On June 20th, 2020, Jaheem was sitting in his parked vehicle on the right side of the road near the intersection of Sanford Avenue and Frame Place in Queens, New York. It was approximately 2:20 in the morning when he suddenly felt an impact to the rear and driver’s side of his car! The driver of the other vehicle later admitted to the police that he “was not paying attention” when he rear-ended Jaheem. Initially, Jaheem was treated at the scene of the accident and later went to Urgent Care for further evaluation and treatment. He was discharged home with pain medication.
As a result of the accident, Jaheem suffered injuries to his neck, right shoulder, and mid-lower back. He described the worst area of pain in his neck as an ongoing localized stiff, aching pressure with associated headaches and paresthesia (“pins and needles” sensation) to the hands. Any form of heavy lifting aggravated the pain he felt in his neck and shoulder. Similarly, his mid-lower back pain was an ongoing localized sharp, aching pressure but without paresthesia. His back pain felt worse with prolonged activity such as standing and walking. Jaheem had acupuncture treatment, physical therapy, chiropractic care and underwent a manipulation under anesthesia to have his spine realigned. Due to the accident, he missed two months of work.
Jaheem hired a different lawyer initially to take care of his bodily injury claim. After hearing our radio show a few weeks later, he realized that he did not have the right lawyer for his one shot at financial recovery. So he called our team and made the switch! With the help of our skilled Queens parked car injury lawyer at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, all of Jaheem’s medical bills were paid and he recovered a much larger settlement award he expected to receive!