$1,075,000 Settlement for Client Injured in Sideswipe Car Collision

In a New York case, our client was a back seat passenger in a cab when the vehicle was sideswiped by a stretch limo. As a result of the collision, our client suffered a herniated disc to his neck requiring surgery. Represented by the Law Firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, he received a $1,075,000 settlement.

Court and County
Supreme Court, Kings County

Age and Occupation of Plaintiff
Plaintiff was 24 years old on the date of the accident. Plaintiff was employed as a Case Manager for a company that provides assistance to children with disabilities.

Facts and Allegations
Plaintiff was a rear seat passenger in a yellow cab that was sideswiped by a stretch limousine as the cab was attempting to make a right-hand turn.

Injuries/Damages
As a result of the impact, Plaintiff was caused to suffer a traumatic herniation in his neck requiring surgical intervention with placement of hardware. Plaintiff made claims for past and future medical expenses as well as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Settlement Amount
T
he parties negotiated an $1,075,000 pretrial settlement.

Handling Attorneys
The matter was handled by Partner Stephen J. Murphy and Senior Counsel Michael J. Hurwitz.

Top Results in Auto Accident Cases

The attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy fight aggressively for every dollar that our clients are legally entitled to. We litigate all types of car accident cases, including sideswipe collisions, rear-end accidents, t-bone crashes, head-on collisions, and more. To date, no other New York law firm attained more verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million than Block O'Toole & Murphy.

Select results for clients hurt in sideswipe collisions include:

  • $5,500,000 settlement for a 43-year-old man with serious spinal injuries after he was sideswiped by a semi-truck
  • $4,100,000 verdict for a car passenger who suffered multiple herniated discs after a sideswipe crash on a New York City bridge
  • $2,500,000 recovery for a driver who was sideswiped by another vehicle exiting a parking space

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