A Connecticut motorist secured a $70,000 settlement from a recent auto accident where she was broad-sided by an elderly driver changing lanes.

The automobile collision occurred on an Interstate I-84 off ramp in Waterbury, Connecticut.  The defendant, an elderly gentleman from Watertown, CT., attempted to cross over multiple traffic lanes striking the plaintiff who was in her proper lane coming off of the I-84 exit.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiff, who was a Southbury woman, aggravated an active preexisting Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or “RSD” in her lower extremity. The plaintiff driver also suffered soft tissue injuries to her cervical spine.

The treating physician was a pain management specialist who opined that the patient’s treatment plan predating the accident would not have changed but that the motor vehicle accident aggravated the underlying condition.

The defense hired a neurosurgeon to perform a Defense Medical Exam who opined that the plaintiff’s complaints were subjective rather than objective. The defense expert, however, did not offer a medical opinion on the permanent injury assigned to the plaintiff, by her doctor, to her right lower extremity and cervical spine. The parties settled on $70,000 to cover the cost of her injuries and treatments.

At Maya Murphy, P.C., our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is dedicated to achieving the best results for individuals and their families and loved ones whose daily lives have been disrupted by injury.  Our personal injury attorneys assist clients in New York, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and throughout Fairfield County. If you have any questions relating to an automobile accident or a personal injury claim or would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Joseph Maya and the other experienced attorneys at our Westport office by phone at (203) 221-3100 or via e-mail at JMaya@Mayalaw.com