NEW YORK — Struck by another car while driving, a 52-year-old taxi driver sustained several injuries and couldn’t perform his regular work duties.
Suffering from Lumbar and Cervical herniations and bulges, the taxi-driver contacted New York City personal injury attorney Moshe Borukh, who settled the case in arbitration for the maximum award pursuant to the insurance coverage applicable in this incident.
Soft tissue cases involve injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body, Borukh said on Brad Show Live.
In order to argue soft-tissue injury cases, “one may prove, pursuant to New York State Threshold Law, that the victim of the accident suffered from a serious injury,” Borukh said. “This means, among other things, significant limitation of Lumbar Spine, Cervical Spine, fracture, or loss of a fetus for a woman.”
In my client’s particular case, those qualifications didn’t apply, he contended.
Instead, Borukh alternatively proved to the arbitrator that his client satisfied the 90/180 Rule.
The 90/180 Rule states that immediately after an accident, a client’s usual customary daily activities changed for the first 90 days out of 180 days after the accident.
Successfully convincing the arbitrator that his client couldn’t perform his usual customary duties, the arbitrator awarded his client the maximum money permitted.
“It is almost unheard of to win the maximum amount for a soft tissue case in arbitration,” Brad Bernstein said on Brad Show Live.
To see more of how Borukh positively changed his client’s life, watch below.
To contact personal injury attorney Moshe Borukh of Spar & Bernstein P.C., call 1-800-529-5465. Attorney Advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome.