Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Injured New Yorkers
To a middle age man who fell off of a stoop without a railing who had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. The plaintiff claimed head and spinal injuries in the initial fall. Thereafter, he claimed that he blacked out and drove his car off of the Staten Island Expressway and struck a tree
thereby sustaining numerous other bodily injuries as a result of the head trauma he sustained in the stoop accident that took place approximately 9 months prior to the single vehicle car accident. The defense contended that the subsequent accident was not related to the head injuries from the stoop accident, but were instead related to his past history of 13 concussions relating back to his high school and college sports days and/or his history of drug and alcohol abuse. The available insurance coverage in this case was only $500,000.00.