$4,600,000 Settlement for Spinal Injury After Car Accident

In a New York case, a negligent driver ran a stop sign and slammed into the passenger side of our client's car. After the crash, our client began experiencing neck and back pain, and diagnostic tests revealed herniated discs to his lumbar and cervical regions of the spine. As a result of his spinal injuries, he ultimately underwent cervical and lumbar fusion surgeries. Represented by attorneys Stephen Murphy and Michael Hurwitz, he received a $4.6 million settlement.

If you suffered spinal or other injuries after an auto accident, it's important to learn your legal rights. The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have recovered over 100 car accident verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000 each. Dial 212-736-5300 or fill out our contact form for a free legal consultation.

Case Description
The Plaintiff, a 53 year-old man, was injured in a violent collision that took place in Babylon, Long Island. The defendant ran a stop sign and slammed into the passenger side of Plaintiff's car. Our lawyers successfully convinced the judge to rule that the driver of the other vehicle was negligent, and the only outstanding issue was the amount of compensation to be awarded.

Injuries/Damages
He was rushed from the scene by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital where he remained for four days. He sustained avulsions and lacerations to the face when the windshield from his car exploded. Notably, he denied neck and back pain while a patient in the hospital. He was discharged and remained bedridden at home for ten days.

Thereafter, he began to experience neck and back pain, including upper and lower radicular symptoms. He began treating with a local physician who recommended a trial of physical therapy. He also had diagnostic tests done, revealing herniated discs in the cervical and lumbar spine. Plaintiff later underwent a cervical and lumbar fusion by a New York City surgeon.

Block O'Toole & Murphy was able to convince the hearing judge to grant summary judgment as to liability. The matter was then confined to damages only. Plaintiff sought recovery for his past and future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Settlement Amount
The case was settled at mediation for $4,600,000.

Attorneys
The case was handled by Stephen J. Murphy and Michael J. Hurwitz.

Legal Representation for Auto Accident Victims with Spinal Injuries

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have one of the top records in car accident lawsuits in New York State. In 2016 alone, our law firm attained 6 of the 10 highest auto injury settlements in New York. We fight tirelessly for every dollar that our clients are entitled to under the law.

Select results for clients who suffered spinal injuries after a collision include:

  • $9,263,326 jury verdict in a Brooklyn case for severe spinal nerve damage after a car collision
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a passenger on a city bus with spinal injuries requiring a lumbar laminectomy, facetectomy, and anterior and posterior fusion
  • $5,500,000 settlement for a client who suffered exacerbation of a herniated disc at L5-S1 and a new herniated disc at L4-5 disc after he was sideswiped by a truck

Spinal injuries are some of the most serious injuries after a car crash. If you or a loved one require legal help, please call 212-736-5300 to speak with one of our qualified attorneys. We serve New York and New Jersey.