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VERDICTS BY CATEGORY

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Rear End Collision

$350,000 VERDICT

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Rear End Collision – Cervical herniation – Plaintiff returns to clerical job four months later despite continuing pain and limitations – Damages only – Summary Jury Trial.

The defendant denied that the plaintiff suffered the herniation in the accident and maintained that any symptoms were related to degenerative disc disease. The defendant also questioned the extent to which the plaintiff’s ability to enjoy non-work related activities has been effected.

Bronx County, NY

The plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on liability was granted in this rear end collision case.

The jury awarded $350,000. The defendant had $100,000 in coverage.

The plaintiff driver, in her 40s, contended that she sus- tained a cervical herniation that was confirmed by MRI. The plaintiff maintained that she will permanently suffer symptoms despite conservative treatment. There was no evidence that surgery will be indicated.

REFERENCE

Plaintiff’s chiropractor expert: Henry Hall, DC from Bronx, NY.

Bryant vs. Ahaziah. Index no. 305197/09; Judge Barry Salmon, 02-18-11.

The plaintiff has a clerical job with a utility and missed four months from work. The plaintiff contended that she now works despite extensive pain and limitations.

Attorney for plaintiff: Richard K. Hershman of Richard K. Hershman, PLLC in New York, NY.

$102,000 VERDICT

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Rear End Collision – Plaintiff contends collision causes lumbar herniations and ankle sprain – Alleged inability to continue as security guard – Damages only.

The defendant denied that the plaintiff suffered the claimed injuries or met the no-fault threshold. The evi- dence reflected that the collision involved a substan- tial impact.

Westchester County, NY

The plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on liability was granted in this rear end collision case.

The jury awarded $102,000, including $75,000 for lost earnings, $10,000 for future medical costs and $17,000 for past medical costs and $0 pain and suffering.

The plaintiff driver, in his mid 30s, contended that he sustained herniations at L4-5 and L5-S1 that were confirmed by MRI and which will cause permanent symptoms. There was no evidence that disc surgery is indicated. The plaintiff also maintained that he suf- fered an ankle sprain which essentially resolved.

REFERENCE

Plaintiff’s orthopedist expert: Stanley Holstein, MD from New Rochelle, NY. Defendant’s neurologist expert: Rene Elken, MD from Rye Brook, NJ.

Rivers vs. Peter. Index no. 025850/2008; Judge Orazio Bellantoni, 01-20-11.

The plaintiff, who had worked as a security guard, contended that he can no longer do this work and that because of difficulties standing or sitting for ex- tended periods, he will have great difficulties obtain- ing alternative work.

Attorney for plaintiff: Micheal Becker of Marcus Ollman & Kommer, LLC in New Rochelle, NY.

$40,000 VERDICT

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Rear End Collision – Elderly man rear-ended by college student sues for shoulder injury – Torn rotator cuff – Soft tissue injuries.

Erie County, NY

In this matter, a rear end collision on a roadway was resolved for the plaintiff in a one day summary trial. The plaintiff, a senior citizen, was

awarded $40,000 for pain and suffering associated with a rotator cuff tear and other injuries.

The plaintiff, 84 years old, was driving with his wife on the access ramp of Highway 198 in Buffalo, New York. While stopped at a sign-controlled intersection, the plaintiff was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by the defendant. The plaintiff sustained strains to his neck and back, as well as a tear to his right rotator cuff.

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