Date of Verdict: May 30, 2013
Court: Supreme Court, Ulster County
Occupation: Plaintiff, a female resort’s manager, was involved in a tractor-trailer accident on August 9, 2011.
Case Facts: The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer attempted to pass Plaintiff’s vehicle on the left side and drifted into Plaintiff’s lane, striking her vehicle. Plaintiff brought suit against the commercial vehicle’s driver and its owner.
Plaintiff was caused to suffer a herniation of her C5-6 disc. She exhausted all conservative treatment that included physical therapy and epidural injections of steroid-based painkillers. Our client eventually had to undergo surgery that included multiple level cervical discectomies and fusions. She also had to continue with physical therapy post-surgery.
The defendant in this case claimed that Plaintiff’s cervical condition was a degenerative condition that predated the accident.
The jury found that the defendants were liable for the accident and awarded Plaintiff $2,000,000.00 for pain and suffering. The case was handled and tried by Joseph O’Connor.