Our client was riding on a motorcycle with her husband. From a side street, someone pulled out directly in front of them. The impact caused our client to be thrown from the bike and hit her head. While healing, it was discovered our client's sense of smell and taste had been altered. After rejecting the defendant's claim of $70,000.00 to resolve the claim, the case went to litigation.
At mediation, the defendants offered just $100,000.00 because they claimed our client's smoking was the cause of diminished taste and smell. After turning down the mediation offer, Attorney Thomas Perlberg resolved the case for $365,000.00 shortly before trial.