Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, attorney Thomas Pardo and attorney Brielle C. Goldfaden obtained a settlement of $3,000,000 on behalf of a 56-year-old warehouse worker who was struck by a car when he tried to walk across a dark street at an uncontrolled intersection.
The plaintiff claimed that a truck driver had stopped in the middle of the intersection and blocked his view of oncoming traffic. The driver waved the client on to go ahead and cross in front of his truck. When the client stepped out past the truck, he was immediately struck by a passenger car traveling through the intersection. The truck driver denied waving the plaintiff on, or even being in the intersection, and the truck was not listed on the police report.
The plaintiff suffered injuries requiring two cervical discectomy and fusion surgeries, a lumbar discectomy surgery followed by a lumbar fusion surgery, and surgery to his shoulder. The vehicle that struck the client only had $100,000 of insurance coverage, but Tom and Brielle successfully argued that the accident was also caused by the truck driver’s actions. After getting the passenger vehicle to tender its $100,000 policy, Tom and Brielle were able to obtain $2,900,000 from the truck for a total settlement of $3,000,000.