The Invisible Scar – Concussion From A Car Crash
One morning on her way to work our client stopped for a light changing from green to yellow to red in Anoka, Minnesota. She was rear-ended and her car was pushed forward into the intersection. The impact was hard enough to slam our client’s head back into her headrest. Our client’s vehicle was a total loss and was towed from the accident scene.
As a result of the collision, our client received a severe concussion. Her injuries and the symptoms caused by the concussion changed her life drastically. She missed her grandchildren’s sports and school events, she had to stop volunteering at her church and withdrew from social activities because she could not carry on conversations and kept forgetting her words. She was embarrassed by her cognitive limitations. She had to quit her job and was forced to take early Social Security benefits that resulted in lower payments for the rest of her life.
Before the collision, our client was incredibly active and productive. She loved cooking and sewing. She would go on long bike rides and hikes. She was an avid hunter and fisher and enjoyed many canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. She enjoyed snowmobiling, cross country skiing, roller skating, ice skating, and playing with her grandchildren. Many of these activities are now done on a very limited basis and some are no longer at all possible. She now lives as a shadow of her former self.
Jeffrey Sieben worked with our client’s treating physicians from both Chicago, Illinois and Minneapolis, Minnesota to carefully diagnose and describe the effects of these life-changing injuries. After thorough documentation was provided, the at-fault driver’s insurance company complied with our client’s demand to pay their full policy limits of $250,000.