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Type of Accident Car Accident
Contingency fee
Date of incident 10/16/2023
Accident Location Hayden, Idaho
Currently represented by attorney? No
Was The Client At Fault? No

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Summary Of Case Details

Accident Summary

  • On October 16th, 2023, the plaintiff was driving her personal vehicle in Hayden, Idaho. She had her young son in the car with her and was on her way to bring dinner to her grandmother, whom she was paid to care for. While the plaintiff was stopped in traffic, a large commercial truck carrying a loaded trailer suddenly rear-ended her vehicle. The driver of the truck failed to stop in time, violently slamming into the back of the plaintiff's car.
  • The force of the impact was severe, causing the plaintiff to tense up and jar forward. Her wrist and thumb struck the steering wheel hard. The plaintiff saw the truck approaching and not stopping, so she tried to turn her head to the side. This sudden movement, combined with the force of the collision, caused immediate pain and stiffness in her neck and back. 
  • The plaintiff described the accident as "very scary." The sudden, unexpected crash left her shaken and in pain.


Injuries Summary

  • As a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered injuries to her wrist, thumb, neck and back. Her hand was jarred against the steering wheel upon impact, leading to pain in her wrist and thumb. She went to the hospital for x-rays on her hand and had it wrapped by medical professionals. The plaintiff was also prescribed muscle relaxers to help with the pain and tension.
  • In Melissa's own words, the pain in her neck and back was "tense and tight and painful." She experienced difficulty turning her head due to the stiffness and discomfort. These injuries have persisted since the accident, with the plaintiff noting that her thumb "kinda jars up here and there still" and that she gets "back pain and neck pain more often."
  • Damages Caused To Plaintiff By Accident
  • The accident has impacted the plaintiff's daily life and ability to care for her loved ones. She mentioned the difficulty of everyday lifting, especially in regards to her five-year-old son who still needs to be carried at times. As a mother of a young child, not being able to lift and carry her son as she used to has been challenging for the plaintiff.
  • Additionally, the accident forced the plaintiff to take time off from her paid work caring for her grandmother. This unexpected loss of income, coupled with the medical expenses and the stress of dealing with a totaled vehicle, has undoubtedly added financial strain to an already difficult situation.


Insurance Details

  • The at-fault driver was operating a commercial vehicle and had insurance through Acuity. It is uncertain if the other driver had bodily injury liability coverage.
  •  the plaintiff's personal vehicle was insured through Geico at the time of the accident. However, she did not have uninsured motorist coverage.


Other Relevant Details

  • The accident occurred in Hayden, Idaho
  • Police were called to the scene and determined the other driver to be at fault
  • There were witnesses to the accident
  • The plaintiff was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision
  • The plaintiff did not lose consciousness due to the accident
  • An ambulance did not transport the plaintiff from the scene; she went to Bonner General Immediate Care 2-3 days after the accident for treatment
  • The plaintiff's vehicle was totaled in the accident
  • The plaintiff has filed a claim with her insurance, Geico
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Trucking Accident: Rear-Ended By Commercial Truck While Stopped. Severe Neck, Back, And Thumb Injuries. Car Totaled. Unable To Work While Caring For Grandmother. Police Report And Witness Statements Available (Hayden, Idaho)

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