Our client was involved in a car accident in Thousand Oaks. He was struck by an oncoming driver who turned left into his driver’s side door. The impact threw our driver forward into his steering wheel and visor, whipping him forward and back. He fractured several teeth, and he developed pain in his low back. After attempting therapy and other conservative treatment, our client began treating in pain management. The procedure that seemed to help the best was a radio frequency ablation procedure to burn and deaden the nerves in the spine.
The defense claimed that the injury was insignificant, and blamed the need for the radio frequency ablation procedures on a preexisting degenerative condition. Yet, our client had no prior complaints about his low back. The case settled at mediation for $450,000.