$1,500,000 FOR DRIVER INJURED IN REAR-END CRASH

CASE SUMMARY

This case involved a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, New York. Our client was stopped at a red light when she was struck from behind by a vehicle that was in turn hit the defendant's following car, pushing our client's vehicle forward into the vehicle stopped directly in front of her.

COURT AND COUNTY

Supreme Queens

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF CLIENT

Our client was 43 years old on the date of the accident. She was employed as a hair stylist and part-time seasonal UPS employee.

INJURIES/DAMAGES

Our client sustained a left shoulder rotator cuff tear requiring arthroscopic repair as well as lumbar herniations at L4-L5 and L5-S1 that required a lumbar laminectomy and fusion.

She also had a loss of earnings claim, claims for past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

RESULT

Our client was awarded $1,500,000.00. Her actual recovery was reduced to $1,300,000, the total amount of the available insurance coverage.

ATTORNEYS

The case was handled by attorneys Stephen Murphy and Michael Hurwitz.