Our New York City personal injury attorneys have obtained a $580,000 settlement for an insurance salesman that was pulled over by a police officer and told to come over to the car. While the salesman was standing by the police car, the defendants’ vehicle hit the police car, knocking our client to the ground. Our client was taken to the hospital with neck, shoulder and back complaints.
Subsequently, he received surgery for his shoulder and then because of a drop foot from his lumbar disc, he tripped and fell resulting in a torn meniscus with arthroscopic surgery. His treatment continued for 18 months and he then obtained a job as a cook. Defendant contended that his medical treatment had stopped and he was able to resume work at an occupation that was physically challenging, without problems. Defendant also contended that his knee injury resulted from a basketball injury and was unrelated to the motor vehicle accident.