Adelman Secures Favorable Verdict
Jonathan M. Adelman secured a favorable verdict on behalf of a UM insurer in Forsyth County. The underlying accident was one of clear liability. Plaintiff was taken from the scene of the accident by ambulance and immediately began treating with an orthopaedist for complaints of neck and shoulder pain. When conservative measures, including epidural steroid injections, failed, plaintiff underwent a cervical anterior diskectomy and fusion from C4 to C7. The neck surgery was performed within six months after the accident. In addition, plaintiff claimed that the accident necessitated shoulder surgery. The plaintiff incurred medical expenses of $79,000.00 and lost wages of $40,000.00. After deliberating for more than ten (10) hours, the jury returned with a verdict, and judgment was entered for $59,000.00. Plaintiffs’ pre-trial demand was $175,000.00.