Attorney Matthew Shafner Settles Case with Unusual Repercussions

A client of Attorney Matthew Shafner of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law recently received a substantial settlement of $190,000 for shoulder injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. This settlement is more than the customary award for her specific injury because of unusual repercussions resulting from the incident.

Although the client suffered only a 15 percent impairment of her arm from injuries occurring during the accident, she also has a congenital deformity of her other arm. As a result, the client's total impairment is now far greater than 15 percent. The client was awarded a superior settlement for her combined total disability following the accident.

Sometimes, injury to one part of the body is not the only factor to consider when evaluating its impact on the entire person.