$1,300,000 Settlement for Passenger Injured in Car Accident

Our client, a 21-year-old man, was a passenger in a friend's car which was hit by another vehicle at an intersection. As a result of the crash, our client suffered herniated discs and knee injuries requiring surgery. Represented by Block O'Toole & Murphy, he received a $1.3 million settlement.

Court and County
Supreme Queens

Description of Plaintiff
Our client was 21 years old on the date of the accident. Plaintiff was not employed when the accident occurred.

Case Description
This case involved a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 5:15 am at the intersection of 115th Avenue and 140th Street, Queens, New York. Our client was a passenger in his friend's vehicle, which was traveling straight on 115th Avenue without any traffic controls when, without warning, they were struck on the passenger side by the defendant, who had a stop sign and failed to yield the right-of-way.

If you were injured in a car accident, it's important to understand your legal rights. To speak with an attorney today, please call 212-736-5300 or fill out our Contact Form. The Block O'Toole & Murphy team is experienced in litigating auto injury lawsuits. Our results speak for themselves. In 2016 alone, our lawyers attained 6 of the Top 10 Auto Accident Settlements in New York State.

Injuries/Damages
Our client sustained lumbar herniations at L4-L5 requiring a lumbar laminectomy and diskectomy at those segments. He also underwent treatment for knee injuries that required arthroscopic surgery. He did not file a lost earnings claim, but made claims for past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Settlement Amount
The parties negotiated a $1,300,000 pretrial settlement.

Attorneys
Attorneys Stephen Murphy and Michael Hurwitz from Block O'Toole & Murphy handled the case.

Strong Legal Representation for Passengers Hurt in Car Accidents

Block O'Toole & Murphy is a premier personal injury law firm in New York known for record-breaking verdicts and settlements, including a $32.7 million jury verdict for an auto accident victim. Our lawyers are tireless fighters when it comes to recovering compensation for our clients. To date, we recovered over 300 cases exceeding $1,000,000 for accident victims.

Select results* for passengers hurt in car accidents include:

  • $6,000,000 settlement for a passenger on a bus that collided with another vehicle at an intersection
  • $4,100,000 jury verdict for a back seat car passenger injured in a rear-end accident
  • $3,369,066 jury verdict for a front seat passenger of a vehicle that was rear-ended while stopped at a red light in Brooklyn, New York
  • $2,760,000 settlement for a passenger who was hurt in a collision involving a commercial vehicle in Brooklyn
  • $2,750,000 recovery in a Queens case for a passenger who suffered herniated discs after a two-car collision
  • $2,750,000 settlement for a front seat passenger with severe knee injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery after a Bronx car accident
  • $2,500,000 settlement in a Long Island case for a passenger in a vehicle that lost control
  • $2,005,000 settlement for a passenger in a taxi cab that was hit by another vehicle in Upper Manhattan

To learn more about our auto injury results, please visit the Car Accidents Verdicts & Settlements part of our website. To speak with an attorney today, please call 212-736-5300. We serve New York and New Jersey.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome