On March 23rd, 2020, Devon was driving for Uber in the far right lane going westbound on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) near Kingsland Avenue. It was about 11:45 a.m. when a vehicle traveling in the same direction in the far left lane slowed down unexpectedly. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the vehicle behind that slowing car (Vehicle 1) swerved out of his lane, spun out of control, and collided with the vehicle in the middle lane (Vehicle 2). The middle vehicle then struck the driver’s side of Devon’s car (Vehicle 3). Devon was pushed into the median and his vehicle flipped over! He was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at Woodhull Hospital where he was evaluated, treated, and discharged home that same day.
As a result of the accident, Devon injured his neck and left knee. He felt the pain in his neck radiate across both shoulders and into the proximal left upper extremity. The pain in his left knee felt worse with prolonged walking and was aggravated with increased weight-bearing activities. He had difficulty squatting, using the stairs, and whenever he entered or exited his car. An MRI of his neck (cervical spine) and left knee revealed multiple herniated discs in his neck and a torn meniscus in his left knee. While his neck was slowly improving with therapy, he ultimately was required to undergo left knee surgery on April 19, 2021. Devon was unable to return to work for several months.
After his accident, Devon already knew to contact The Case Handler team since he’s been a loyal listener of Adam Handler’s radio show on 93.5 FM for many years! As you can imagine, work-related car accidents that involve multiple vehicles can be a complex undertaking, but having the right attorney for your case can make all the difference in the world for your financial recovery. With the help of our skilled Brooklyn work vehicle accident lawyers at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, we helped Devon recover financial compensation for his bodily injury claim!
[Photo of Accident Scene]
[After Devon’s Knee Surgery]