David Cheverie and Michael Rose recently settled a case for $1,200,000 on behalf of a construction worker who injured his back when he slipped and fell on a job site. The case is notable because after injuring his back, he returned to work after missing only one day on the job. He never saw another doctor until several months later when he bent down to pick up a board while working and reinjured his back. Following that incident, he was never able to work again. The critical issue was proving that the initial injury was a substantial cause of the client’s disability. By working with our client’s doctors and other experts, we were able to prove that the first injury was a significant factor in preventing our client for returning to work. This case shows that selection of appropriate expert witnesses is critical to the success of a personal injury claim.
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach