In April 2015, our client was injured while unloading large trees from a flatbed trailer. Because the backhoe was not properly secured, the backhoe trapped our client between its’ bucket and the steel frame of the flatbed. He was 57 years old and had to retire after a 30+ year career in the landscaping business. He suffered a fractured fibula, torn meniscus, ruptured PCL and bone contusion in his left leg, along with bone contusions, tendon damage, and lateral tilting and tendonitis in his right leg. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and physical therapy for both legs. He also developed deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and had to take blood thinners for six months. Throughout defendants argued that our client’s retirement was due to pre-existing neck and back conditions, for which he had previously undergone surgery. They argued this point right up until the last pretrial conference when they agreed to settle for $595,000.