Action: Motor vehicle collision
Injuries alleged: Disc protrusion and an annular tear at L5-S1, disc bulge at C4-5, injuries to the shoulder and wrist, and a concussion.
Case name: Adam Chapman v. John Kuhn
Amount: $800,000 settlement and $159,251 special damages
Date: July 14, 2023
Attorneys: Mark Bringardner of Bringardner Injury Law Firm, Charleston (for the plaintiff)
Insurance companies: Progressive, Geico
On Oct. 29, 2021, a motorist was driving erratically on U.S. 17 in the West Ashley area of Charleston when he made a sudden, unsafe left turn into oncoming traffic and crashed into the plaintiff vehicle. The plaintiff said he suffered serious injuries to his neck, back, shoulder and wrist and that the other driver was negligent and reckless.
Due to the collision, the plaintiff suffered a disc protrusion and an annular tear at L5-S1, a disc bulge at C4-5, post-concussive symptoms and injuries to his shoulder and wrist. He underwent a course of conservative medical treatments, including physical therapy and various injections before undergoing an anterior cervical discectomy and arthroplasty surgery at the C4-5 level.