$95,000 – 48-year-old male suffers herniated disc when defendant broadsides him at intersection.

Settlement. Uninsured driver ran red light at Rockford intersection and broadsided plaintiff’s auto. Plaintiff male, age 48, claims incident caused a lumbar herniation that required a 2-level fusion ($24,000 medical expense). Plaintiff’s uninsured motorist carrier, American Family, had contested the relationship between the crash and the fusion because plaintiff (a factory worker) had a workers’ comp case pending involving his neck and low back.