$4,250,000 Settlement in Rear-End Collision Case
Our client, a 42-year-old man, was rear-ended in Westchester County, New York and sustained severe pain in his back and left leg soon after the accident. He underwent several back surgeries to reduce his pain, but continued to experience pain to the point where he believed that he would not be able to work as a copy machine technician. The case settled during mediation days before the trial was to begin. Our client received a $4.25 million settlement.
The rear-end collision attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy have one of the best records in car accident cases in New York. To date, we’ve recovered over 100 cases exceeding $1,000,000 each for our clients. For a free legal consultation, please call 212-736-5300 or contact us online.
Age and Occupation of Plaintiff
At the time of the accident, Plaintiff was a 42-year-old copy machine technician.
Facts and Allegations
Plaintiff was rear-ended by a vehicle in Bedford, New York in Westchester County. He was awarded Partial Summary Judgment on the issue of Liability.
Following the accident, Plaintiff refused emergency medical care and drove his vehicle from the accident scene to his office. Plaintiff’s first medical visit was the next day with his family physician were he complained of chest pain. Thereafter, Plaintiff began complaining of pain to his lower back radiating down his left leg. He treated with Physical Therapy, Lumbar Steroidal Epidural Injections and on 9/30/08 he underwent an L5-S1 decompressive laminectomy with a peak cage and pedicle fixation for degenerative spondylosis.
This surgical procedure did not alleviate Plaintiff’s low back pain nor his leg pain. His doctors opined that Plaintiff was suffering from a non-union of his L5-S1 fusion, osteoarthritis and degeneration of the L4-5 facet joint. Plaintiff continued treating with pain management and on 6/29/10, he underwent a second back surgery with removal of the hardware L5-S1, and revision and extension of the fusion to L4-L5. Plaintiff continues conservative treatment through physical therapy and pain management.
Plaintiff claimed that as a result of his condition, he would require lifelong medical care and was no longer able to work as a copy machine technician.
Defendants alleged that the impact was minor with insufficient force to cause Plaintiff’s substantial injuries.
The case, venued in New York County, settled for $4,250,000 at a mediation days before jury selection began.
This matter was handled by Partner Jeffrey A. Block.
Aggressive Litigation for Clients Harmed in Rear-End Accidents
The attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy are fierce advocates for our clients both in and out of the courtroom. To date, we’ve recovered over $1 billion for clients, and in 2016 alone, our law firm attained 6 of the 10 Highest Auto Accident Settlements in New York State.
Select results in rear-end crashes include:
- $9,263,326 jury verdict for a passenger in an NYC yellow cab who was hurt in a three-car rear-end collision
- $4,000,000 award for a passenger in the back seat who suffered multiple herniated discs after a rear-end accident
- $3,500,000 settlement for a bus driver who suffered neck, back, and shoulder injuries after the bus was hit from behind by a truck
- $3,369,066 jury verdict for a passenger in a car that was suddenly rear-ended by another vehicle while stopped at a red light
- $3,000,000 settlement for a truck driver involved in rear-end collision with a snow plow owned by the City of New York
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