Car, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Accidents
$2,500,000 settlement for an injured bicyclist. Our client was biking to work when he was "doored." The driver of a commercial van opened his door, hitting our client, sending him flying over his handlebars, crashing to the concrete. He developed serious injuries to his hip, knee, and back, requiring numerous surgeries.
$2,000,000 for an injured motorcyclist. A truck made a left turn in front of him causing significant neck and back injuries .
$325,000 settlement for a pedestrian who was hit by an operator of an electric bicycle. The bicyclist was making a delivery for a restaurant. Our client was crossing mid-block in one of the busiest areas of the city. She sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, an acromioclavicular separation, fractures of her clavicle, orbital wall, and zygomatic arch, as well as a 3-inch laceration to her temple which resulted in a keloid scar. The settlement was paid for by the restaurant's liability insurance company.
$250,000 settlement for a Nassau County car accident victim.
$200,000 VERDICT for a Nassau County used car salesman with soft tissue injuries. The final offer before trial was $15,000.
$175,000 settlement for a 26-year-old Brooklyn bicyclist who was hit by a plumbing company's vehicle. Our client sustained a torn ACL and ultimately needed 2 surgeries. The case was turned down by another lawyer as "unwinnable."
$150,000 settlement for a Nicaraguan immigrant who was hit by a car. Our client sustained a chipped tooth, a hairline wrist fracture, and a torn labrum that required surgery. The case was settled less than 18 months after the accident.
$125,000 for an undocumented Mexican immigrant hit by a car in Queens. He sustained a fractured tibia. Our client is deaf, mute, illiterate, and does not speak sign language. It is nearly impossible for him to communicate, and the insurance company initially claimed his inability to testify would lead to the case being dismissed. In fact, it ended up settling within 4 months of the accident, before any deposition testimony was taken. The defendant's insurance company, Allstate, has a reputation of fighting every case tooth and nail, and hardly ever settles cases this early.
$100,000 for a 12-year old Brooklyn child who was hit by a car while riding his scooter. The child sustained a compound tibia/fibula fracture that necessitated emergency surgery. The at fault driver had only $50,000 of insurance, but the child was able to avail himself of his father's underinsured motorist coverage even though the father lived in New Jersey and only saw the child intermittently. The settlement represented the maximum amount of all available insurance coverage and was obtained within 4 months of the accident.
$90,000 settlement for a 73 year old woman who was rear ended by a box truck. She sustained a torn rotator cuff that required surgery. The insurance company initially refused to pay, as the defendant driver claimed that our client cut him off. After the LAW TEAM filed a critical motion early in the case, settlement negotiations began. The case settled before the client even had to appear at a deposition. (This settlement took place during the Covid-19 crisis of 2020 when the court system was completely shut down.)
$75,000 VERDICT after a three-day jury trial for a Brooklyn woman who was hit by a car as she was walking home from volunteering at a shelter for homeless youth. She sustained a torn meniscus and developed Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. Her first attorney sat on the case for a year and did not even file a lawsuit. The LAW TEAM was able to take the case to verdict in less than 2.5 years. During the entire 2.5 year period, GEICO never offered more than $10,000. The claims adjuster maintained that no one would believe the client was injured.