Cellino & Barnes Secures Maximum Available Insurance Coverage ($1.8M) for Minor Who Underwent Amputations after Seneca Lake Boating Accident

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Personal injury attorneys from Cellino & Barnes obtain compensation for entire policy only months after 2010 incident

“This young lady's injuries were extremely serious. Unfortunately, we were limited by the maximum amount of available insurance coverage - which we were successful in securing," said Richard Amico.

Richard Amico, a personal injury attorney from the New York law firm of Cellino & Barnes, led the legal team that secured the maximum available insurance coverage.

The settlement was secured for the plaintiff in the case, Theresa Clark as Mother and Natural Guardian v. Gary Mead and Michael Matthews (Index No. 10 CV 6536 L), shortly after the complaint was filed in the Western District Court of New York and served on the defendants. The insurers for the defendants agreed to pay the plaintiff the full policy limits ($1.8 million) for the injuries suffered in this boating accident.

The minor plaintiff was a passenger on a boat on Seneca Lake in New York on June 5, 2010. The captain directed the minor passenger to haul in the inflatable raft that he was towing behind his boat. The minor began pulling on the tow rope while it was underway. The inflatable submerged beneath the boat's wake and tightened the rope around the minor's right arm and left hand. The minor was pulled from the boat into the water.

“Our client suffered an amputation of her left thumb and a crush injury to her right arm,” explained Richard Amico, a Rochester, NY-based personal injury attorney. “This young lady's injuries were extremely serious. Unfortunately, we were limited by the maximum amount of available insurance coverage - which we were successful in securing.”

Cellino & Barnes is a New York personal injury law firm, with offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Melville, Garden City (Long Island) and Manhattan, New York. Cellino & Barnes focuses strictly on personal injury cases, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, premises liability and more. For more information about Cellino & Barnes, please go to http://www.cellinoandbarnes.com or call 800.621.2020.

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