Rear-End Crash Causes Serious Cervical and Lumbar Spine Injury; $1 Million Settlement Reached

Shane Denil was driving his Mazda Miata when his car was rear-ended by a box truck driven by Andrew Bassett. Denil suffered a concussion and herniations to his cervical and lumbar spine. He underwent cervical disk surgery, a lumbar radio frequency ablation, and a lumbar laminectomy, which resulted in medical expenses totaling $470,000.

He sued Bassett, alleging that he chose not to keep a proper lookout, which caused the rear-end crash. The lawsuit did not claim lost income.

The defendant argued that Denil had a pre-existing back and neck injury that was exasperated by this crash. However, before trial the parties settled for $1 million.

During discovery, Denil’s attorney presented an expert in physical medicine.

The attorneys representing Denil were Laura L. Davidson, Jubin J. Nianehr, Brian J. Panish and Peter J. Polos.

Denil v. Bassett, No. BC666803 (Cal. Super Ct. Los Angeles County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling rear-end crash lawsuits, truck accident cases, motorcycle accident lawsuits, wrongful death cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits and traumatic brain injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Lemont, Matteson, Chicago Heights, South Holland, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Aurora, St. Charles, New Lenox, Countryside, Oak Lawn, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Crystal Lake, Grayslake, Waukegan, Zion, Northfield, Chicago (Englewood, Washington Heights, Chatham, Calumet Heights, South Shore, Hyde Park, West Loop, Austin, North Lawndale, Little Village, Garfield Park, Logan Square, Avondale, Roscoe Village, Beverly, Ravenswood, Sauganash, Jefferson Park), Rosemont, Algonquin, Oak Forest, Park Forest, Forest Park and Crestwood, Ill.

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