Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP attorney Ashley Jacoby’s client was injured while visiting a well-known tourist destination in Midtown Manhattan when the attraction he was interacting with malfunctioned and caused him to fall approximately four feet onto his back atop metal stairs. He was quickly diagnosed with a vertebral fracture and ultimately underwent a thoracic discectomy.
Ashley was able to negotiate a $1.9 million settlement at a private mediation although defendants argued that her client improperly used the attraction and therefore caused his own fall and made a good recovery. Ashley showed that defendants failed to comply with the attraction’s user manual and her client would need future medical treatment.
Before coming to Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, Ashley’s client was turned away by multiple other attorneys. Ashley successfully filed the note of issue within thirteen months of the filing of the complaint and resolved the case within less than two years of the accident.