Case Summary: Rear ended car accident in NY
Our firm represented a 50-year-old man who was involved in a devastating rear ended car accident in NY. Our client suffered from pre-existing back and neck injuries and had undergone prior surgeries. Despite the challenges posed by these pre-existing conditions, we were able to secure a rear end car accident settlement of $200,000 on behalf of our client for the intensification of his injuries caused by the accident.
Type of Personal Injury Claim: NY Car Accident Injury Lawsuit
This case was a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car accident, with our client serving as the plaintiff and the other driver as the defendant.
Key Case Matters
The main challenge of this case was to demonstrate that our client’s injuries were a direct result of the accident and not simply a continuation of his pre-existing injuries. The defendant attempted to argue that any overlap between the accident-related injuries and our client’s pre-existing conditions undermined the validity of his claims.
Noteworthy Case Obstacles
Our team had to overcome the significant hurdle of proving that the client’s injuries were new and not simply a worsening of his pre-existing back and neck complaints. Any suggestion that the accident did not cause the full extent of our client’s injuries would have greatly weakened his case.
Outcome of the Personal Injury Auto Accident Case
We are proud to have achieved a successful outcome for our client. He was overjoyed with the settlement and grateful for our efforts in highlighting all of his injuries. Our client received a total of $200,000 for the exacerbation of his pre-existing conditions.
Important NY Car Accident Settlement Advice
Pre-existing injuries are not enough to make a significant legal claim. Every case needs to be individually evaluated. Additionally, sometimes it takes time to see the full effects of an accident — so injuries need to be continuously monitored for some time afterward.
Can I be compensated for lost wages if I can’t document the lost wages?
No, you will not be compensated for wages you can’t document. You need to be able to accurately document time lost from work, plus the number of wages lost. If you are unable to do so, you will not be able to claim this compensation.
How long does a case take from start to finish?
Most cases take two to three years from start to finish. If a trial is required, it could take longer. This is particularly the case with delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have you been involved in a rear ended car accident settlement in NY?
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you have been involved in a personal injury car accident on Long Island. The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel, P.C. is here to help you navigate the complex legal process and secure the compensation you deserve. Our experienced Long Island personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for your rights.
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