A Brooklyn man with prior knee and back injuries receives a $400,000 settlement for aggravation of previous injuries.Raphaelson & Levine recently represented a Brooklyn man who was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was struck by a school bus in Cypress Hill, Brooklyn.
As a result of the impact, our client suffered injuries to his back and knee, which ultimately required surgery. The defendants argued that our client had previously injured his back and knee and even hired a biomechanical engineer to opine that the injuries and resulting surgeries were not as a result of this accident, but rather pre-existed the accident.
As a result, the defendants refused to engage in realistic settlement talks. Raphaelson & Levine argued that although our client had suffered prior back and knee injuries, this accident had aggravated his injuries and that he was entitled to fair and just compensation.
After Raphaelson & Levine litigated the case for three and a half years, trial attorney Jason Krakower selected a jury and, before opening statements, were able to secure a $400,000 settlement for our client.