In May 2010, the trial lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates settled a trip and fall case in Brooklyn Supreme Court for $325,000. The plaintiff alleged that he tripped and fell due to a raised sidewalk in front of a Burger King in Brooklyn. He sustained a fractured wrist which required surgery. The defense argued that the plaintiff did not go to the hospital immediately after the fall and never reported the incident to anyone. This coupled with the plaintiff’s prior criminal history including convictions for forgery led the defense to argue that plaintiff did not really fall where he claimed. Plaintiff’s attorneys hired an orthopedic hand surgeon and an economist to prove the cost of past and future medical care. After negotiating the case for almost a month, the case was settled after jury selection and prior to opening statements.