Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Robert Y. Cook, secured a major $475,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
In the case, Robert represented an Ocean City man who, while driving on a local roadway, was suddenly run off the road by another motorist who changed lanes without checking his surroundings for any nearby vehicles. As a result of road departure, our client suffered serious injuries to his hips, both of which had been previously replaced in a medical procedure approximately fifteen years prior to the incident. The new injuries required him to undergo revision surgery on both hips.
Though Robert and our team performed all the necessary work to illustrate the defendant driver’s negligence and unsafe lane change as the proximate cause for the accident and our client’s injuries, the defense focused its arguments on the nature of those injuries. In short, they argued the prior hip replacements our clients received had a limited life span, and that the surgeries he underwent were necessitated by wear and tear of the artificial hips, rather than the accident caused by the defendant.
Rob was able to effectively deflect the defense’s arguments and was able to show that the injuries his client suffered after being run off the road caused a premature need for surgical revision of both hips. By doing so, he was able to negotiate a substantial $475,000 settlement for our client.
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Robert’s recent settlement is a testament to his considerable experience in complex personal injury cases, as well as his meticulous attention to detail and sharpened discipline – both characteristics honed by his service as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army. The case also shows that even in matters where negligence, fault, and liability can be effectively proved, defendants – and especially insurance companies keen on paying victims as little as possible – may still raise vehement disputes regarding the nature of victims’ damages.
Robert and our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. continually demonstrate that experience, professional competency, and a passion for protecting the lives and livelihoods of victims and families are what make our firm able to overcome an array of tactics used by defendants, corporations, and insurance carriers – in auto accident cases and many other types of personal injury claims.
If you have questions about a potential injury case anywhere in the state of New Jersey and how our award-winning attorneys may be able to help you fight for justice and the maximum compensation possible, contact us for a free case evaluation.