Unfortunately, there are circumstances where an unlucky person is involved in two accidents due to no fault of their own. Naturally, the initial thought is that one claim can hurt the other because the people defending each lawsuit will blame the defendant in the other lawsuit for the injury. We have found that combining the two cases into one case is often the best strategy. For example, we represented a client who was twice injured on different construction sites, both times injuring his spine. By combining the cases, the defendants were not able to blame an unrelated case for our client’s injuries and instead had to point the finger at each other for the cause of the disability. That case settled for $2,600,000. In another case our client was involved in two automobile accidents injuring his back both times. By utilizing the same strategy we were able to secure a settlement for $800,000 on his behalf.
To learn more about your rights if you’ve been injured in an accident, contact the experienced legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.