Pedestrian Accident (Third Party Settlement of a Work Related Injury) – Settlement obtained on behalf of a valet who was loading a child stroller into the trunk of a vehicle when the defendant operating a vehicle behind him failed to secure the brake and caused the vehicle to sandwich the valet’s knees between two vehicles. Client suffered a knee injury and lost significant time from his employment. We obtained a settlement sufficient to compensate client for his damages and to cover the client’s worker’s compensation lien.
Pedestrian Accident (Meter Maid) – Settlement obtained on behalf of a female Meter Maid who confronted a man washing his auto at an unpaid metered space. When the man refused to pay the meter, and the client threatened to give him a ticket, he assaulted the client and her supervisor. The defendant covered his license plate to prevent the client from issuing a ticket and when the client attempted to obtain the auto’s vin number, the defendant jumped into the vehicle and ran over the client’s foot, resulting in a stress fracture. Furthermore, when the parking commission filed a criminal charge against the defendant for leaving the scene, the defendant filed a false criminal complaint and sent threatening letters to the client resulting in severe emotional distress. The District Attorney’s office dropped the criminal complaint against the client. After mediation, the case settled with the defendant’s auto and home owner’s insurance companies.
Pedestrian Accident (Hit and Run Accident) – Settlement obtained on behalf of a female pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene immediately upon impact. The pedestrian, who had no auto insurance of her own, failed to secure the hit and run vehicle’s plate information, however, the police report identified a vehicle suspected as the vehicle involved in the accident. The defendant vehicle owner denied involvement in the accident and his insurer denied the claim. We tracked down the “911” tapes in which two separate witnesses identified the same plate number and our investigation prompted the District Attorney’s to reopen its investigation and prosecute the defendant for fleeing the scene of an accident causing serious injury. As a result of our investigation, the defendant’s insurer rescinded its denial and offered to compensate fairly our client who suffered a left leg bone contusion and a partial intersubstance tear necessitating physical therapy, orthopedic follow ups and substantial lost income.
Pedestrian Accident (loss of consortium) – Award obtained on behalf of a 91 year old man who suffered a comminuted fracture of his leg when he was struck by a motorist in the crosswalk on his way to the grocery store. Award also obtained for his 90 year old wife of 70+ years for her loss of consortium claim resulting from his injury.