A delivery driver was driving on the southbound side of the Saw Mill River Parkway, in Westchester County when she was involved in a four-way collision that began when a southbound motorist struck the rear end of a preceding vehicle causing a multiple car pile-up accidents.
Due to the injuries, the victim received from the accident she had two shoulder surgeries to repair her torn rotator cuff. The victim contended that she would need to move to another country, where she can receive the assistance of her family to care for her two children. She also claimed that she suffers from residual pain and range of motion in her right shoulder.
After several weeks of physical therapy, the victim was seen by an Orthopedist and advised to undergo Arthroscopic Surgery. Following the procedure, she developed stiffness in the shoulder and required a revision procedure where scar tissue was removed.
The vehicle that struck her in the rear had a $100,000 insurance policy, which was offered immediately upon filing the lawsuit. However, the defense contended that the preceding motorists stopped abruptly and such, claimed they could not have avoided the collision.
Before the scheduled arbitration, personal injury attorneys Andrew Levine and Dario Martinez, made a claim under the Underinsured Motorist Endorsement of our client’s insurance policy, obtaining an additional $400,000 for a total car accident shoulder injury settlement of $500,000.
This recovery was noted to be one of the largest in New York for this type of injury.
Levine recalls, “this case was the perfect example of the importance of having the proper underinsurance on your vehicle policies.” Our client was able to protect herself when the dangerous driver failed to have sufficient insurance. This benefit costs very little in comparison with the advantage it has brought our client. Feel free to forward the ‘Declarations Page’ of your insurance policy for our office to review.
Location: New York City, NY