$1,750,000 Settlement in Suffolk County Crash for a 26 Year-Old Who Injured Her Neck and Back

Settlement: $1,750,000.00

Attorneys from Block O'Toole & Murphy:
Stephen Murphy & Michael Hurwitz

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme Suffolk

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
Plaintiff was 24 years old on the date of the accident. Plaintiff was employed as a clerk for the Township of Brookhaven.

FACTS AND ALLEGATIONS
This matter stems from a motor vehicle accident which occurred on October 17, 2012, at 3:19 pm on Eastbound CR 16 (Portions Road) where it intersects with Avenue B, in Holtsville, New York. Plaintiff was operating her vehicle Eastbound on Portions Road and was stopped at a red light where it intersects with Avenue B when she was struck in the rear by defendant causing her vehicle to be propelled into the rear of the vehicle in front of her who was also waiting at the red light.

INJURIES/DAMAGES
Plaintiff sustained a cervical herniation at C5-C6 requiring a fusion surgery as well as a lumbar herniation at L5-S1 requiring a lumbar laminectomy and fusion surgery. Plaintiff had no lost earnings claim, but made claims for past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

RESULT
The parties negotiated a $1,750,000 pretrial settlement.