Settlement: $1.650 Million
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On March 14, 2006, a 33-year-old landscaper, was a passenger in his employer’s vehicle which was struck by the Defendant’s luxury vehicle in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, when she disregarded a stop sign and careened into the passenger side of the vehicle carrying the Plaintiff, who suffered a fracture of his wrist, which he had previously fractured at work a year before, requiring 2 surgeries and pain management to treat Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”) of his wrist and hand.
Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully argued that the Plaintiff would need extensive medical care in the future and suffered a substantial past and future wage loss because the Plaintiff could not return to his job as a landscaper due to the severity of pain in his hand and wrist. The Defendant was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and settled at mediation after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C