$2,925,000 Settlement for Man Who Suffered Back Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accident

On July 13, 2009, while driving his vehicle in Queens, the Plaintiff's vehicle was broadsided by a school bus which ran a Stop sign. The Appellate Division granted summary judgment to the Plaintiff on the issue of liability. As a result of the accident the Plaintiff suffered back injuries, including a bulging disc to his lumbar spine for which he was required to undergo two surgical procedures, a lumbar spine fusion and a revision of the initial surgery. The Plaintiff also made a claim for future lost wages since he was not able to return to work as a Union Shipping Packer after the first surgery and a claim for the necessity and costs related to future medical needs.

Result: The case settled before trial for $2,925,000.

The case was handled by Daniel P. O'Toole and Frederick C. Aranki.