Three Way Collision
Our client, a 41 year-old funeral home employee, was involved in a three car collision on the Long Island Expressway. As a result of the accident, she suffered injuries to her neck, back and both knees, ultimately requiring surgical intervention. Furthermore, she was unable to return to her job for over a year following the accident.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP litigated the action pre-trial. The firm was able to obtain summary judgment on the issue of liability before depositions because our client was rear-ended by the defendant's vehicle. Throughout the three years of litigation, the defendants contended that there was no causal relationship between our clients injuries and the expressway collision. Specifically, the defendants stressed that most of our client's complaints of pain did not begin until several weeks following the accident, the total absence of positive findings on the MRI studies taken by our client's physicians and the pictures showing very minor damage to the vehicles involved in the accident.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP attorney brought the case to trial. During the trial of the matter, he was able to demonstrate that the seemingly minor impact still caused our client's injuries and that our client's life was substantially altered as a result of the accident. After rejecting numerous settlement offers during the weeks leading up to trial and during jury selection, our attorney settled the case for $825,000 after jury selection.