EXACERBATION AND AGGRAVATION are terms used interchangeably to describe a worsening of a medical condition. These type of personal injury matters are the most difficult to prosecute unless you are the” Rising Star of Super Lawyers”, Nissim Abaev. Esq. who obtained a THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($300,000.00) DOLLAR verdict from a Supreme Court: Queens County jury. The last offer on the case was $20,000.00 and did not change throughout the trial where the primary defense was: that all injuries and disability pre-existed from a prior accident; our client previously underwent a reconstructive surgery, procedures, and extensive therapy; and that any present complaints arose from the pre-existing underlying degenerative conditions. An excellent advocate, Nissim, had the difficult task to meticulously present and distinguish the evidence and injuries to show that the acute injuries did in fact exist from the subject accident; and, more importantly, the chronic conditions were in fact exacerbated and aggravated by the subject accident. In sum, the jury ended up finding by their verdict that the subject accident was the substantial factor in causing new injuries and disability i.e. the acute injuries, and it was the substantial factor in exacerbating and aggravating the chronic injuries notwithstanding the fact that our client sustained only Four Hundred ($400.00) Dollars in property damage to his motor vehicle. It was artfully argued to the jury by Nissim which returned such a significant award to our client. Congratulations to Nissim!