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$7.72 Million Recovery on Behalf of an Attorney Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP obtained a $7.72 Million recovery on behalf of a 52 year old attorney and his family. In July 2016, the Plaintiff was driving to work in traffic when his vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle. There was virtually no property damage to either vehicle and after the accident Mr. Zaslow’s client went to work at his large corporate law firm without seeking immediate medical attention. Although he had not complained of cervical pain for nearly 15 years before the accident, in 1999 the client had problems with his neck and underwent a cervical fusion. The surgery performed in 1999 was a success as the attorney remained mostly asymptomatic until the happening of the accident at issue. Unfortunately, the accident of July 12, 2016 caused significant cervical complaints and Mr. Zaslow’s client has since undergone five (5) cervical surgeries due to the injuries he sustained in the July 12, 2016 accident.

Mr. Zaslow was honored to be chosen by the attorney to represent the attorney and his family. The prosecution of this case by Mr. Zaslow, however, was made difficult due to the fact that there was little to no property damage caused by the accident, the client had a prior history of significant cervical complaints that required major surgery years before the accident, the client did not seek immediate medical attention after the accident, and there were several different insurance companies involved with multiple layers of insurance. Despite these obstacles Mr. Zaslow, his client, and his client’s family were all very pleased with the ultimate recovery of $7.72 Million that Mr. Zaslow obtained for them. The settlement included a confidentiality agreement whereby the parties agreed not disclose the names of the parties or insurance companies involved.