Steven Balson-Cohen Wins Defense Verdict In Kings County
On December 9, 2015, Steven Balson-Cohen won a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County in Ba v. Slow Taxi Corp., et al., Index No. 3148/2012. The plaintiff alleged that he sustained herniated discs in his cervical and lumbar spines, as well as a left knee meniscal injury as a result of his vehicle being struck from behind by a taxi driven by one of the defendants. Mr. Balson-Cohen argued that the plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and causally related to a prior accident. After a trial, the jury returned a defense verdict finding that the plaintiff did not sustain a “serious injury” within the meaning of Insurance Law Section 5102(d).