05 May Settlement Reached During Mediation for Ossining Driver Rear-Ended by Bimbo Bakeries Truck
For the last few weeks, we have been posting about our efforts to get money for a young lady who was stopped in traffic when she was rear ended by a bread truck. Our three prior posts are here, here, here and here. While the motion to dismiss was pending, the parties tried to resolve the case through mediation.
In preparation for the mediation session, we prepared a persuasive document containing the most important evidence. In our prepared materials, we described our case in the most favorable terms possible, so that the mediator would be impressed with the relative strength of our case and would push the bread truck’s insurance company to make a fair settlement offer.
We also prepared our injured client to tell her story to the mediator in the most persuasive manner possible. Having a prepared and persuasive client also served another purpose: to show the insurance company that, if it did not settle our case, our client would make an excellent witness on her own behalf in front of a jury. On this day, our strategy was successful. The mediation resulted in a settlement.
Following that mediation, Martin + Colin, P.C. announced the settlement of this personal injury car accident case. This time, the bodily injury car crash victim had been injured in a car accident on Route 9A in the Village of Briarcliff Manor, County of Westchester.
Our client, Ms. Calderon Ortega, who had suffered two disc herniations, straightening of the lumbar curvature/lordosis and an annular tear of L4-L5, was left with a permanent partial disability. But now, as a result of the settlement through mediation, Ms. Calderon Ortega had some funds to move on with her life. What did she do? She packed her bags and headed to Cali, Colombia to continue her studies. She enrolled in college and will return to Westchester, sometime in the future, with a college degree.
And, as is often the case, our client preferred the certainty of settlement rather than the risk of trial.
For this client, whose life was turned upside down the day she was involved in a rear-end collision with a Bimbo Bakeries truck, the injury lawyers at Martin + Colin, P.C. were able to apply their expertise handling similar auto accident cases to resolve her case successfully.
We are experienced car accident and personal injury lawyers. Call us now at (914) 771 7711 and let us apply our expertise to your case.