Self-Employed Housecleaner Injured Low Back in Car Crash ($35,000)
A 60 year old self-employed housecleaner was rearended and pushed into the vehicle ahead of her. She suffered a permanent soft-tissue aggravation of a low back injury. Four years prior she had fractured her back.
As a result of her low back aggravation, she was no longer able to clean homes. After the first year, however, she was able to maintain the same gross profit by hiring employees to do the work for her. She was no longer able to do her own housecleaning, and relied upon her daughters to help her. Her doctor felt this was 50% due to the motor vehicle accident.
Denise Fullerton was able to obtain a $35,000 settlement for her, in addition to payment of her medical and other expenses.