JOE GLATSTEIN SECURES DEFENSE VERDICT IN KINGS COUNTY HIT-IN-THE-REAR ACCIDENT


Joseph M. Glatstein won a defense verdict from a Kings County jury, in a chain reaction-hit-in-the-rear accident where the insured was the last car.  It was undisputed that the insured struck the vehicle immediately in front of him on the rain-slicked Belt Parkway, causing substantial damage to both vehicles.  Joe’s skilled presentation of the physical evidence and cross-examination of the parties persuaded the jury that the insured’s actions were not a substantial factor in the plaintiff’s injuries.  Plaintiff’s alleged injuries included knee surgeries, herniated discs, shoulder impingement and the need for total knee replacement.  The pretrial settlement demand was $1.3 million.