$83,000 Jury Verdict More Than Doubles Settlement Offer in Auto Accident Case

Blume Goldfaden associate Kenneth Elwood represented a pregnant woman and her husband in their suit to recover damages for the frightening injuries and the medical treatment she had to undergo during her final month of pregnancy and following the birth of their child.

When the woman was eight months pregnant in 1989, she was injured in an auto accident and sustained several fractures in her back and sternum. Fortunately the fetus was not injured.

They rejected a $35,000 settlement offer and the jury awarded $83,000 including pre-trial interest.