Case Study - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

RSD Destroys Self-Employed Videographer’s Career

NATURE OF CASE: Personal injury litigation ensuing from an accident at a ski resort where the plaintiff’s injury developed into chronic pain.

OUTCOME: The case settled immediately after Andersen’s deposition for a confidential amount.

ATTORNEY: Thomas A. Schultz of Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos, Newport Beach (949) 640-8222 represented the plaintiff. Mr. Schultz retained Richard Andersen to render an opinion regarding plaintiff’s future employment opportunities.

ATTORNEY COMMENT: “Before Richard Andersen’s deposition, the parties had attended a settlement conference, at which the insurance carrier indicated they had reached the limits of their internal authority. Richard presented, as usual, as a clear and persuasive witness, outlining the plaintiff’s future loss of earnings claim for this self-employed plaintiff. After Richard’s deposition, within two days, the defendant’s carrier agreed to plaintiff’s take-it-or-leave-it demand. Richard’s preparation and attention to detail on this difficult case was an obvious factor in getting the case resolved.”

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