$1.85 Million Settlement For Young Girl Injured in a Rear-End Accident
Mary Bergeson was a teenage girl who was a passenger in her parents'
car when it was rear ended at low speed by a station wagon driven by a
Crown Zellerbach employee. Neither of M's parents—in their 70s—were
injured. The extent of property damage to the family car was a bent license plate.
Ms. Bergeson, however, developed severe neck problems. Eventually, the
doctors diagnosed a torticollis, which is a condition where a knot develops
in the side of the neck causing the neck and head to be permanently fixed
to the opposite shoulder. M's doctors decided to treat the condition
by fusing her cervical spine.
Biren Law Group created a dramatic presentation of the lifelong impact
that these injuries would have on the plaintiff. The case settled for
$1.85 million, despite the absence of a significant impact in the collision.
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