$5,160,000 Verdict for Victim Hit by Vehicle That Ran a Stop Sign

Block O'Toole & Murphy trial attorneys S. Joseph Donahue and Jeffrey A. Block persuaded a Queens County, New York jury to award a 38-year-old landscaper in excess of $5,100,000 for neck, back and shoulder injuries sustained in an October 2011 collision.

The accident occurred at a Queens intersection when the Defendant ran through a stop sign and collided with the passenger side of Plaintiff's vehicle. Defendant conceded liability and the matter proceeded to a damages only trial to determine the amount of the award.

Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck, back and shoulder requiring three surgeries. At trial, Defendant argued that Plaintiff's condition existed prior to the accident and that the surgeries were unrelated to the accident.

The jury disagreed, finding Plaintiff's injuries were caused by the accident, and awarded Plaintiff $5,160,000.00 in damages. The jury verdict came after five weeks of trial and nearly three days of jury deliberations.

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Accidents Caused by Running Stop Signs

If you've been hurt in a crash caused negligent driving, such as a driver running a stop sign and hitting you, it's important to understand your legal rights after a devastating accident. Our law firm has one of the best records in car accident cases, including 6 of the 10 highest New York settlements for auto injury victims in 2016 alone. We offer free legal consultations and are here to provide you with the help you need after a crash.

Select results for victims hurt by drivers running stop signs include:

  • $4,600,000 settlement for a man with spinal injuries after he was involved in a car accident caused by a driver running a stop sign and crashing into the passenger side of his car
  • $2,925,000 settlement for a driver who lost consciousness after he was hit by a school bus that ran a stop sign in Queens, New York
  • $1,750,000 recovery in a Long Island case for an auto accident victim with back injuries after he was hit by a large vehicle that ran a stop sign
  • $1,600,000 settlement for a 49-year-old man who crashed with a vehicle that ran a stop sign at an intersection
  • $1,300,000 settlement for a car passenger who suffered back and knee injuries after a driver ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle he was in

To learn more about our auto accident results, please visit our main Car Accident Settlements & Verdicts page. To speak with a Block O'Toole & Murphy attorney today, simply call 212-736-5300.