Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester when he was seriously injured. At the time, he was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a “low boy”, when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed. He injured his knee and he ultimately had to undergo a total knee replacement. Many defenses were raised during the course of this litigation, including that he never fell, that he should not have been standing on the lowboy (even though part of his job according to our client’s boss was to sweep off the trailers in the yard), and that his knee injury was pre-existing. Defendants maintained that they were never going to pay on this case throughout the pendency of the action. However, in the weeks prior to when the trial was about to start, defendants caved and after many long and intense hours of negotiating, we were able to convince them to offer $525,000 to settle this matter!
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