case-results: Car Accident

Attorney Frank Tomeny Settles Case for $2 Million-Dollars with Help of Visuals

Car Accident

Louisiana Attorney Frank Tomeny, from Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers, was sought out by a 65-year-old man who had been involved in a head-on collision. The Plaintiff was traveling at 55 miles an hour when he suddenly came face-to-face with a stopped energy truck that was sitting stationary in traffic. In an attempt to avoid the collision, the Plaintiff forcibly stood on his anti-lock brakes before crashing into the truck. Consequently, the Plaintiff gripped the steering wheel with such force in his attempt to evade the collision that he bent it, demonstrating the fear he felt as he helplessly careened into the stalled vehicle.

To illustrate the severity of this case to his audience, Attorney Tomeny contacted DK Global to create an animation that would clearly demonstrate the event survived by his client. Immediately, the team at DK Global began working on a three-part presentation that would include a reconstruction of the collision and an animation of the medical procedures that the Plaintiff underwent.

The reconstruction portion of the animation begins by highlighting the three energy trucks that were unsafely parked on the highway at the time of the incident and details the several safety violations that occurred. It progresses to clearly demonstrate that these trucks were illuminated by no more than a single strobe light and that identifiable signs informing impending drivers that men were working were nonexistent. Furthermore, the energy trucks did not have headlights, emergency flashers or parking lights on at the time of the collision. The animation progresses to show how there were only three safety cones placed 100-125 feet from the front of the energy truck, instead of the required ten cones. The lighting and weather on the day were also recreated in accordance with weather reports and client testimonials to illustrate the exact visibility the Plaintiff had that morning.

The animation progresses, showing the Plaintiff as he approaches and forcibly collides into the closest energy truck, which was parked in the Plaintiff’s lane of travel. As the impact occurs, the point of view dynamically shifts, drawing the viewer into the Plaintiff’s vehicle. As the Plaintiff stands on his brakes with full force, the viewer can process how the Plaintiff’s van, unable to maneuver away from the energy truck, uncontrollably collides into the parked truck. Following the collision, the Plaintiff is shown coming to rest at a 45-degree angle across the dividing line of the roadway.

To prove that this collision was avoidable, the animation clearly labels the locations where safety signs and measures should have been implemented. Likewise, safe areas for the work vehicles to park off the main roadway are clearly pictured and labeled.

The Medical portion of the animation displays a 3D character model with a similar likeness to the Plaintiff. The camera zooms into his body as the clothing, skin, and muscle turn transparent to reveal the injuries sustained from the collision. The presentation closes with a combination of 3D models and medical illustration elements that are used to depict the multiple fractures to the ribs, clavicle, liver contusions and more.

Car Collision Causes Severe Back Injuries

Car Accident

Attorney Frank Tomeny, of the Tomeny Law Firm, APLC, recently secured an $885,000 settlement for a client who suffered severe back injuries in a car collision. The woman developed symptomatic lateral listhesis that simply would not resolve. This required medical attention and, subsequently, an invasive surgery. Attorney Tomeny reached out to our team to produce a 3D animation of the spinal surgery.

During the start of the procedure, a lateral annulotomy was made using a scalpel. Bringing the animation closer into view, a total discectomy is performed to remove the lumbar disc. The visible end plates are then decorticated of subchondral bone using a combination of added 3D Cobb elevators, endplate rasps, and serrated curettes. The loose disc and endplate material are resected with pituitary rongeurs. A cage packed with cadaveric allograft is then inserted into the interbody space of L3-L4.

The second part of the surgical procedure involved the Plaintiff lying in the prone position. Transitioning into the body, the facet around the right side is removed to manually decompress the nerves in the spinal canal. Similarly, the left facet capsule is removed manually, and the outer portion of the bone is removed. Bone graft was then applied to perform the fusion. Lastly, pedicle screws and rods were placed at L3-L4 to stabilize the back.

Attorney Tomeny has dedicated his practice to representing individuals who have suffered injuries due to wrongful acts or negligence of others. He has successfully obtained numerous favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients, including a $7.7 million in a premises liability case. Dedicated to his profession and community, attorney Tomeny was named as a Super Lawyer, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Attorneys.

Vehicle Collision

Car Accident

Frank Tomeny III, of the Tomeny Law firm, contacted DK Global just one week before mediation for visual assistance to depict the necessary procedures that his client underwent, and those that he will face in the future, as a result of a vehicle collision. In just a few days, the highly-skilled production team at DK Global created a compelling three-part 3D animation that boasts intricate anatomy of the thoracic vertebrae with true-to-life textures. The comprehensive presentation specifies the steps of the procedures and a detailed cost breakdown of the medical expenses.

Attorney Frank Tomeny Settles Motor Vehicle Accident case for $325,000

Car Accident

Personal Injury Attorney Frank Tomeny of Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers in Baton Rouge Louisiana recently settled a motor vehicle accident case for a client for $325,000. In this case, client had sustained significant neck, arm, and spinal cord injuries.

On January 11, 2013, our client was rear ended as he was traveling north on South Sherwood Forest Blvd. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Client sought help from personal injury attorney Frank, Tomeny As a result of this motor vehicle accident, our client sustained significant neck, arm, and spinal cord injuries. Our client will require lifelong medical treatment for his spinal cord injuries as a result of this crash.

Our client sustained medical bills in excess of $34,966.53, not including future medical costs. As result of his injuries, he has undertaken several procedures, including repeated ESIs for his condition.

There is a dense layer of ligament tissues and discs in between the bones of the spinal cord. These tissues and discs prevent the bones from rubbing one another. However, the impact from motor vehicle accidents can cause damage to these ligaments or discs, thus resulting in slipped discs, herniated discs, or a separation of the ligament from the bone.

Our client sustained herniated disc injuries along with nerve root compression that caused him increased pain in in his neck and back. Additionally, he complained of intensified neck and bilateral arm pain as a result of his injury. He is now in need of ongoing medical procedures to alleviate his pain.

On January 10, 2014, Attorney Frank Tomeny and client’s insurance agency reached a settlement of $325,000, of which would help pay for past and future medical expenses as well as past and future pain and suffering costs.​

If you or someone you know has suffered from an injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident or any other cause, call attorney Frank Tomeny for a free consultation today at (225) 767-8333 or frank@tomenybest.com.

Awarded: $325,000

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