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    Default Upcoming Mediation in Light of Pre-Existing Back I Jury

    My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: North Carolina

    Hi, last May 1, 2019, I was hit by a truck with no one in it. I was stopped at a stop light and was thrust forward but when I looked behind me, there was no one in the truck and the front door was open. A witness told me that a man tried to park his truck but forgot to put it in park (it was later discovered in discovery that he was trying to take a lawn mower that was on the side of the road). Anyway, it guess it was a low impact collision but my back hurt driving back to my office. (I was also on the job). I went to Urgent Care the following morning and then to the ER the day after that and the following Monday. I had back surgery in 2015 and it was successful and I didnít have much pain afterwards. However, after the accident my back pain returned with the pain going down my right leg. I was fired after I could no longer work and I tried to work a month later but could only work for 4 days before quitting due to the pain.

    The driver has admitted fault and apologized at the time of the accident. I was finally able to have surgery last Wednesday (I had to deal with workers comp) and it went well but Iím in tremendous pain. Mediation is this coming Friday and he has $300,000 in policy limits. I know I had previous surgery and the Defendantís counsel hammered me on this in my deposition. I had no pain for several months before the accident. What are my odds that I get a decent settlement? Iíve been out of work for over a year, my husband had to be mother and father and Iíve missed a lot in this past year of pain and suffering. I donít want to get my hopes up too much. Thanks for any advice.

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    Default Re: Upcoming Mediation in Light of Pre-Existing Back I Jury

    You received pretty good info on another cite. No need to duplicate here.

    Rely on your attorney, not on strangers from the internet.

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    Default Re: Upcoming Mediation in Light of Pre-Existing Back I Jury

    Are you seeing a Pain Management Doctor? If not, you should seriously consider it. It might take seeing several before you find one that is the right fit for you.

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    Default Re: Upcoming Mediation in Light of Pre-Existing Back I Jury

    I had back surgery in 2015 and it was successful and I didn’t have much pain afterwards. However, after the accident my back pain returned with the pain going down my right leg. I was fired after I could no longer work and I tried to work a month later but could only work for 4 days before quitting due to the pain.

    I had back surgery in 2015 and it was successful and I didn’t have much pain afterwards. However, after the accident my back pain returned with the pain going down my right leg. I was fired after I could no longer work and I tried to work a month later but could only work for 4 days before quitting due to the pain.
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