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College Professor Severely Disabled in Car Accident

College Professor Severely Disabled in Car Accident

The Accident

G.S.’s vehicle was struck from behind, while stopped at an intersection. The blow to the car led the car to become airborne, landing in a snow bank.

G.S. encountered injuries and ongoing trauma from the accident, including soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, tendinitis, carpel tunnel syndrome and post-concussion syndrome. The accident led to fibromyalgia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, taking a great toll on G.S.’s life.

G.S. could no longer work at her beloved job as a college Professor. G.S. underwent extensive therapy including massage therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, occupational therapy, chiropractic treatment, cognitive therapy and psychological therapy.

The Resolution

Bogoroch & Associates faced defendants who actually attempted to deny the existence of fibromyalgia as a disease. Given their depth of expertise in the area, the team at Bogoroch & Associates arranged to have G.S. assessed by leading experts in fibromyalgia.

Also, a psycho-vocational assessment was completed to provide information of G.S.’s future employability. Engineering reports were gathered from the details of the accident to develop documentation of loss, including loss of income and a need for ongoing home and maintenance costs.

As G.S. had a history of depression and was overweight, the defendants attempted to suggest that her needs and disabilities existed prior to the accident. Bogoroch & Associates provided evidence from witnesses who noted that G.S. was an active, productive professional prior to the accident. The accident was undoubtedly the point of change leading to the downward spiral.

It was established that the accident had led to the injuries and the case was settled for $55,000.00 with her long-term disability insurer and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits Program.

The tort still needed to be resolved – and neither party was eager to go to trial. The risks of losing in court and incurring trial costs were daunting to G.S. and the process was stressful. The legal team settled for an all-inclusive amount in the case, and G.S. was relieved to move her life forward and rebuild her health.

Bogoroch & Associates:

  • arranged for expert medical examinations and review
  • hired engineers to detail the motor vehicle accident
  • provided support and belief of the injury – and proved it through evidence
  • mediated and negotiated with each defendant

G.S was eager to end the legal process and was very pleased when Bogoroch & Associates succeeded in settling for an all-inclusive settlement.

*Please note that the settlement amounts will vary from case to case and are not reflective of what your case may be worth.