Peter Testi v. Alexsander Ovanesyants 2011
Cynthia Newton obtained a $45,000 settlement on behalf of a 62-year-old retired bicycle shop owner who was struck on his bicycle. Five months after the accident, he reported knee pain to his physician, who later recommended and performed surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The retiree presented his claim, including the knee injury, to State Farm, who insured the at-fault driver, but the company denied that the injury was related to the accident and offered $10,000. After obtaining the necessary medical documentation from the treating surgeon, Ms. Newton established the requisite causation and secured the enhanced settlement.