Cash Settlement for Injured Driver in Rear-End Car Accident – April 2014

Martin Colin, P.C. announces a cash settlement for a driver injured in a car accident in the Village of Ossining, County of Westchester, New York.

2012_Woman_Sitting_Beside_Car_iStock_000020361024_ExtraSmallThe plaintiff, a resident of Ossining, in Westchester, New York, was the driver of her own vehicle traveling eastbound on Croton Avenue in Ossining, New York in 2013.  She had stopped at a red light when she was struck from the rear by the defendant’s vehicle. The plaintiff had her 9 year old daughter and 15 year old niece in the vehicle while the accident happened.  There was obvious physical damage to both vehicles visible to the naked eye.

Our client, the injured plaintiff, did not feel any immediate pain from it.  However pain in her back increased throughout the night due to this unfortunate incident.  Approximately 6 days after the accident, the plaintiff started physical therapy in Sleepy Hollow to treat her pain and the dysfunction of her thoracic and lumbar spine.  She described the pain as a burning sensation at a consistent level of 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.  As the physical therapy was not alleviating the pain, she began acupuncture.  The acupuncture treatment succeeded in reducing the pain but did not render the injured plaintiff pain-free. Despite all of the medical treatment, physical therapy and acupuncture sessions our client endured, she continued to feel pain in her back as a result of the car accident.

As soon as we were hired, we pressed our claim for money damages for our client to compensate her for her pain and suffering, which continues to the present day.  We successfully convinced the insurance company for the offending driver that in the past, jury verdicts for similar back injuries, corroborated by objective medical testing, often exceeding $100,000.  After conducting their own investigation, and reviewing our injured client’s medical treatment, we obtained a settlement for our client.  Not only was the client happy with the amount of the settlement, but she was relieved that we were able to settle the claim within a year of the car crash.

Six-Figure Settlement for Car Accident with Soft Tissue Injuries – Nov. 2013

Martin Colin P.C. announces the six-figure settlement of a Dutchess County car accident case pending in the federal court, i.e., the United States District Court in White Plains, New York.iStock_000001647108_ExtraSmall

The owner and operator of the other vehicle involved in this lawsuit were insured by Progressive Insurance. The favorable car accident settlement provides substantial compensation to the victim and his family, and brings the lawsuit to an end without having to proceed to trial.

The plaintiff, a resident of Wingdale, in Dutchess County, New York, was the driver of his own vehicle traveling to work on Route 22 near River Road in the Town of Pawling, New York. The defendants were the owner and the operator of a vehicle traveling in the same direction. At a bend in the road, the defendant driver apparently dozed off, or was distracted, and did not notice that the plaintiff’s vehicle and the other vehicles in front of him had come to a complete stop as the lead vehicle was making a right turn.  As the defendant driver was not paying attention to the road in front of him, he continued to drive at a full speed and crashed with full force into the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle.  Defendant’s vehicle struck plaintiff’s vehicle with such force as to cause plaintiff’s vehicle to strike the car in front of it, spin around and come to rest facing in the opposite direction.

Our client was driven by ambulance from the car accident scene to the nearest hospital.  He complained of knee, back and shoulder pain continuously since the accident.  Conservative medical treatment, including physical therapy, has failed to eliminate the right knee pain.  Although he has had no surgeries, our client was unable to resume employment and forced into retirement. 2013 Happy Mother-Child

As soon as we were hired, we thoroughly evaluated our case, and hired an expert to calculate the amount of lost earnings that our client would not be receiving due to his forced early retirement as a result of this accident.  We then added the expert’s calculation of lost earnings to our own calculation of the value of our client’s non-economic loss to increase the value of this case. 

After several court appearances, our auto accident attorneys engaged in lengthy settlement negotiations, at times using a private mediator, and eventually obtained a six-figure settlement for our very satisfied client.