No Driver? No Insurance? No Problem - Attorney Carol L. Schlitt Wins $75,000 in Auto Accident Case

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Despite a missing driver and a bankrupt insurance company, Carol L. Schlitt announced today that she settled a case for an unnamed client for $75,000 due to injuries her client suffered in collision between two New York City taxis.

Despite a missing driver and a bankrupt insurance company, Carol L. Schlitt announced today that she settled a case for an unnamed client for $75,000 due to injuries her client suffered in collision between two New York City taxis.

This was not your run-of-the-mill Manhattan auto accident. Ms. Schlitt’s client, a woman and her five year old daughter, had just left their friend’s house in Harlem and were heading home to the Bronx in September 1998. Their taxi started to make a left hand turn at an intersection when another cab ran the red light and broadsided their cab. While the little girl suffered no serious injuries, her mother incurred injuries to her back and neck and knee damage so severe that it required surgery.

This would appear to be an open and shut case against the driver of the offending cab except the driver was never to be found again and the insurance company for the renegade cab was bankrupt and unable to pay any award.

The solution? Ms. Schlitt argued that the taxi in which her client traveled violated New York State traffic laws by entering the intersection before it was able to complete the turn. Had the cab driver waited, the cab would not have been in the middle of the intersection and the accident would not have occurred. As a result, the insurance for the driver of the client’s car agreed to pay $75,000.

Ms. Schlitt said, “My client suffered because of the mistakes of two drivers and the fact that one insurance company went bankrupt should not deny her justice.”

The client retained the firm of Crasto and Associates of Howard Beach, New York, who in turn hired Carol L. Schlitt to serve as trial counsel.

About the Law Offices of Carol L. Schlitt

The Law Offices of Carol L. Schlitt specialize in personal injury law and accepts cases throughout New York City and Long Island. She has been recognized for having one of the top 10 verdicts in New York City and is a past winner of the New York City Municipal Attorney of the Year Award. For more information, please visit http://www.schlittlaw.com, call 1-800-660-1466 or e-mail carol@schlittlaw.com.

About Crasto and Associates:

Crasto and Associates is led by Anthony Crasto, one of the most respected attorneys in the New York metropolitan area. The firm offers general legal services to clients the throughout the New York metropolitan area and has its main offices in Howard Beach, Queens.

For more information, please call (718) 529-4242.

For more information on this release, contact Ms. Schlitt at 1-800-660-1466 or carol@schlittlaw.com.

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