Settlement for Client Injured After Rear-end Collision

Last updated on: November 30, 2020

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Case Details

The Case: Rear-end collision caused by a distracted driver

The Injuries: Cervical and mid-back pain

Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of our client



Our client was traveling eastbound on D1/2 Road in Grand Junction, Colorado. As our client approached the intersection of D1/2 Road and Florence Road, a school bus stopped in front of her to drop off children at the bus stop near the intersection. Our client stopped for the school bus in front of her.

At the same time, another driver was also driving eastbound on D1/2 Road, and struck our client from behind.

As a result of the collision, our client suffered bodily injuries, including cervical and mid-back pain. Our attorney argued that our client’s injuries were the direct result of the negligent actions of the other driver, including.

  • Driving carelessly;
  • Driving recklessly;
  • Driving distracted;
  • Ignoring a traffic control device;
  • Keeping an improper lookout;
  • Traveling at an unreasonable speed given the circumstances;
  • Making an untimely and improper application of her brakes;
  • Exhibiting inadequate driver attention;
  • Taking improper evasive actions to avoid the collision; and
  • Choosing to violate safety rules


This case settled in pre-litigation, and our client received compensation for the following:

  • Past Medical Expenses;
  • Pain and Suffering;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Physical impairment; and
  • Mental anguish

A Message from our Client:

“It was the most wonderful experience! They were right on point from the start to the end this company went beyond my expectations. They have compassion for their clients! I would recommend this law firm 10+. Thank you so much.”


Below are some frequently asked questions related to pedestrian accident cases.

Q: Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer For A Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

A: If you’ve been injured in an accident that was due to the negligence of another, having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side will only increase your chances of obtaining a settlement that will cover your costs and expenses.

An accident lawyer will have the ability to conduct a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding the incident and will also take care to document your injuries and other damages using medical records and bills and financial and employment records.

With this information, your accident attorney will have the ability to evaluate your claim and help you negotiate a fair settlement. Without a personal injury lawyer, you might end up accepting a settlement offer that is much lower than what you need to recover from your injuries and other damages.

To understand your options, speak with an attorney today and tell them about your case.

Q: How long does it take to settle a personal injury case?

A: Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to how long it will take to resolve a personal injury case. Be aware that multiple factors affect a case’s length and every case is unique. Some factors that may affect the time it takes to reach a settlement are:

  • severity of one’s injury;
  • liability disputes;
  • insurance companies involved; and
  • sum of money one may be entitled to for settlement.

Again, these are just a few factors that may speed up or slow down the time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim. Each case has different details that will impact the case length, which is why it is important to contact a personal injury attorney early on so that they are able to begin work on pursuing compensation for the injuries and losses one may be entitled to.

Q: What compensation may I seek?

A: If you were injured in an accident, the compensation you may be entitled to can include:

  • medical expenses;
  • future medical expenses;
  • lost wages;
  • future lost wages;
  • loss of future earning capacity; and
  • pain and suffering and emotional distress.

As this is not a definitive list, speak with an attorney to find out more about the compensation to which you may be entitled.


Our attorneys can help you understand your case, talk you through the process of seeking compensation, help you establish liability, and even help you understand the estimated value of your case.

Contact Zinda Law Group today or call 888-281-6991 for a FREE consultation regarding your potential case. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.

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