$1,200,000 Recovery for Compression Fracture and Herniated Discs After Car Accident

A 39-year-old delivery man was stopped at a red light when he was involved in a multi-vehicle collision. As a result of the crash, he suffered neck and back injuries, including a compression fracture in his cervical spine and lumbar herniated discs. Represented by Block O'Toole & Murphy, he received $1.2 million.

Court and County
Supreme Bronx

Age and Occupation of Plaintiff
39-year-old Russian immigrant employed as an oil delivery man

Description of Case
Plaintiff was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Grand Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Deft. 4G's vehicle, leased to Deft. Arenson Furniture, was making a turn when the driver lost control and hit Deft. Ghigliotty's vehicle, which then hit Plaintiff's vehicle.

Injuries/Damages
Plaintiff sustained herniated lumbar discs at L4-5 and L5-S1 and a compression fracture at C-5. Plaintiff underwent a decompressive laminotomy/facetectomy at L4-5.

Verdict/Settlement Amount
$1,200,000

Handling Attorney
This case was handled by Partner Jeffrey A. Block.

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