Our client was rear-ended by a truck pulling a trailer in Lexington, Virginia. Six days later, he was seen at the hospital for an inguinal hernia that according to his doctor, was not related to the crash. However, the doctor stated that the crash probably caused him pain at the site.
Unfortunately, USAA did not want to pay for the surgery he needed to repair the hernia because the ER doctor said it was not related.
We were eventually able to change their mind by arguing that it was no different than a client with a degenerative disc in their neck or back that was aggravated by the crash and required surgery.
The case settled for