Results of Past Personal Injury Cases
At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients who are faced with
legal issues involving an accident caused by another's negligence
which has led to personal injuries. Below, you will find some of our notable
case results that were achieved by representing clients like you. For
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Facts: Plaintiff was driving his motor vehicle straight when defendant,
who was legally drunk, crossed over a divider and struck the plaintiff's
car head on. Plaintiff was the only occupant in the car and died instantly.
Plaintiff had dependent wife and teenage son.
$850,000 mediated settlement.
Facts: Plaintiff is a 65 year old male driving his motor vehicle at approximately
3:00 a.m. when a tour bus pulled out from a parking lot. Plaintiff was
driving straight and struck the middle of the tour bus on the driver's
side. Defendant claimed that he was stopped in the roadway waiting to
make a left hand turn and plaintiff had ample to see the tour bus and
avoid a collision.
Defendant additionally argued the reflectors on the side of the bus would
make the bus clearly visible and that plaintiff was fatigued from work.
Plaintiff suffered broken ribs and a fractured hip requiring an open reduction
and necessitating plaintiff walk with the assistance of a cane.
$600,000 trial verdict.
Facts: Plaintiff is a 38 year old livery cab driver. He parked his car
at the end of his shift in the dispatch garage and was walking to the
office. Another car entered the garage at an unreasonable speed and skidded
on oil that was left pooling by the owner of the garage. The car pinned
plaintiff up against the garage wall breaking his left tibia and fibula
and causing him to suffer permanent limp.
Defendants claimed there was a safe egress from the garage and plaintiff
was responsible for putting himself in harm's way. Additionally, defendants
submitted surveillance video of plaintiff participating in recreational sports.
$555,000 mediated settlement.
Plaintiff is a 33 year old man who was riding his bicycle through an intersection
when he was struck by a motor vehicle and injured his left knee. Plaintiff
suffered a torn ACL requiring surgery an extensive rehabilitation. Plaintiff's
injury resulted in a 1 inch atrophy of the left quadriceps muscle. Defendant
claimed his motor vehicle was stopped at a red light when plaintiff rode
off the sidewalk and struck the right front quarter panel of the vehicle.
$395,000 settlement at jury selection.
Plaintiff is a seventy year old woman that slipped on ice in her apartment
complex owned by the New York City Housing Authority. She suffered a bimalleolar
fracture with an avulsion fracture of the medial malleolus requiring an
open reduction and insertion of hardware. Defendant claimed they did not
have ample opportunity to remove the snow and ice since it had snowed
over two feet in the twenty four hours before the accident. Through discovery
and further investigation it was revealed that an employee of the defendant
was directed to remove the snow and ice from the subject area, but refused
his assignment. The area in question, therefore, remained untended for
an unreasonably long period of time.
$390,000 mediated settlement.
Plaintiff, a 38 year old female was involved in a motor vehicle accident
in Suffolk County. Plaintiff underwent surgery consisting of a mini-open
retro-peritoneal exposure of the lumbar spine with an anterior lumbar
interbody decompression and fusion; partial vertebral corpectomy and a
lumbar implant L5-S1. Defendant argued that the impact and damage to the
motor vehicle was not significant and that plaintiff had a prior accident
resulting in her undergoing MRI’s evidencing significant lumbar injuries.
$350,000 trial verdict.
Facts: Plaintiff is a 33 year old male driving his motorcycle straight
when the defendant attempted to make a right turn and struck the side
of plaintiff's motorcycle. Defendant claimed he followed a turn arrow
and that the plaintiff rode through a steady red light. Defendant also
claimed that according to plaintiff's own doctors he made an excellent
recovery and suffered no restrictions.
Plaintiff suffered a fracture of his right tibia and fibula requiring surgery.
Defendant was found to be 100% liable at trial and offered a $100,000
settlement. Plaintiff refused the offer and obtained a jury verdict.
$300,000 settlement during trial.
Facts: The plaintiff is a 38 year old male who was stopped in traffic when
his vehicle was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff was awarded
summary judgment on liability and the matter proceeded to trial on damages.
The plaintiff suffered a lumbar herniated disc requiring a fusion and
Defendant claimed that the plaintiff's injury was not related to the
accident as he suffers from severe Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Defendant also
obtained surveillance footage of plaintiff working at a construction site
carrying various heavy objects. Case settled after jury selection and
before opening statements.
$295,000 mediated settlement.
Facts: Plaintiff is a 43 year old women who was driving her motor vehicle
which was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff suffered thoracic
and lumbar herniated discs requiring a posterolateral spinal fusion at
T11 – L2, segmental pedicle fixation at T11-L2 and an iliac crest
bone graft. Defendant conceded liability but claimed the injury was degenerative
as there was no visible damage to the motor vehicle plaintiff was operating.
$250,000 mediated settlement.
Facts: Plaintiff is a 32 year old woman who was driving her motor vehicle
and stopped at a red light when her car was struck in the rear by another
motor vehicle. Plaintiff suffered horizontal tears of the anterior horns
of the medial and lateral menisci of the right knee with traumatic chondromalacia.
Plaintiff's injuries necessitated multiple injections to her right
knee as well as two arthroscopic surgeries.
Plaintiff's surgeon opined that a total knee replacement is a possibility
as plaintiff ages because her injuries will exacerbate the normal degenerative
changes. Defendant argued that Plaintiff made a full recovery as she was
able to return to work without limiting the scope of her duties.
$250,000 settlement during trial.
Facts: Plaintiff is a 62 year old male who experienced car trouble on a
busy highway at 9:00 p.m. He proceeded to pull off to the side of the
roadway and open the hood. As he was standing in front of his car working
under the hood the defendant was driving his motor vehicle and did not
see plaintiff's car.
Defendant struck the plaintiff's stopped car in the rear causing plaintiff
to be catapulted ten feet into the air. Plaintiff landed on the roadway
and suffered a severely herniated disc at L4-L5 requiring him to wear
a hard back brace at all times. Defendant claims plaintiff was responsible
for the accident as plaintiff did not maintain any lights or warning that
his car was stopped and encroaching into a traffic lane.
$250,000 mediated settlement.
Plaintiff is a 54 year old woman who was exiting her motor vehicle when
she slipped and fell on ice and snow in defendant's parking lot. Plaintiff
sustained a fracture of her left ankle requiring surgery. Defendant claimed
that they plowed, sanded and salted the parking in a reasonable manner
and furthermore plaintiff did not suffer any residual limitations from
the injury and resulting surgery.
$200,000 mediated settlement.
Plaintiff was a 26 year old male who died during a house fire occurring
in Suffolk County. The defendant, who is the owner of the house admitted
that she could not credibly testify the smoke detectors were operational
as they were not checked regularly. Defendant home owner also admitted
that the batteries used in the smoke detectors were never changed to her
knowledge. Counsel for the defendant alleged that the plaintiff engaged
in culpable conduct in the origin and subsequent spreading of the fire.
Counsel also attempted to limit damages by emphasizing plaintiff did not
have any dependents.
$175,000 UM Arbitration
Plaintiff is a 65 year old man who was injured when walking to his car
parked on the street in front of a house he was visiting. Plaintiff was
struck and knocked to the ground by an unidentified driver. Plaintiff
reported the accident to the police and sought evaluation at the hospital.
Plaintiff did not treat for one month after the accident as he was suffering
from unrelated physical ailments. When plaintiff did seek treatment it
was determined he suffered a torn ligament in his hip. Plaintiff’s
doctor opined that the only remedy was surgery and plaintiff was not a
candidate because of his COPD. Defendant contested the validity of the
occurrence as well as the causation of the injury. Defendant cited the
plaintiff’s previous injuries and accidents claiming his hip injury
was a consequence of prior falls as well related to his history of arthritis.