Client Was Hit by Driver Exiting Driveway

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP attorney Michael Fitzpatrick obtained a settlement for a 58-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by the defendant's vehicle exiting a driveway. The plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, requiring multiple surgeries. He had to undergo multiple lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks and the implantation of both a temporary and permanent spinal cord stimulator. The matter was on the trial calendar in Rockland County when it settled, one month prior to trial. Michael successfully settled this case for $991,000, the entire policy amount minus what was paid out already for property damage to the plaintiff’s motorcycle.

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