Emily - PhilliesPhan12@aol.com
My name is Emily and I am now 20 years old. I, too, was in a car accident (like Dana) at the age of 14 that resulted in severe coccyx pain which was eventually diagnosed as coccydynia. This accident occurred in August of 1995, and just this Monday, May 20, 2002, I will finally be going to arbitration to try and receive some reimbursement for my pain and suffering and hours of lost schooling and wages. These arbitrators, also, do not believe that a car accident could have caused this to happen, as me and my family were broadsided on the driver's side and then smashed into the guard rail on the other. My lawyer is going to do his best to prove that it most definitely IS possible, especially since I have reports from an orthopaedic surgeon and chiropractor saying so.
Who knows if I will ever see a penny for all the pain, even though I know that no amount of money can make up for the years of suffering, not only with my coccyx, but also my neck and lower back. All I know is that I am now scheduled to have a coccygectomy on August 15, 2002, all because someone had to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car.
Dana, if you read this, please respond! You are not alone!