Firm Wins After Rejecting $50K Pre-trial Offer
Partner Mark W. Clark won a $352,000 verdict for a client who sustained a tibial plateau fracture during an accident. Following the crash, the fracture did not require surgery; however, the 65-year-old plaintiff eventually had arthroscopic surgery for cartilage damage in her knee. The defendant’s insurance company, State Farm, only offered $50,000 to settle the case before trial. Clark won the verdict, despite physician testimony for the defense that the plaintiff’s arthroscopic surgery was not related to the accident, but resulted from pre-existing arthritis.