New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
The New York City bus accident attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP are pleased to report a settlement in the case of Esther Cobb v. Charmaine Ray and Logan Bus Co., Inc. (Supreme Court, Kings County, Index Number: 13728/10). The case involved a collision between a Dodge Stratus operated by the Plaintiff and a yellow school bus owned and operated by the Defendants. At the time of the accident, according to the deposition testimony and the pleadings, Plaintiff was a 44 year old art teacher at a public school in Brooklyn. The Plaintiff and Defendant each blamed the other for the happening of the accident during their depositions. Plaintiff alleged injuries to her neck, back, left shoulder and left knee, all of which were operated upon following the incident; this according to pleadings and medical records exchanged during discovery. The defense exchanged expert disclosures, in which they disputed that Plaintiff's claimed injuries resulted from this incident.
This hotly contested case was heading for a jury trial in Brooklyn, when the parties agreed to a pre-trial settlement in the amount of $1,450,000. The case was handled by firm partners Stephen J. Murphy and David L. Scher. Mr. Scher commented, "We are very pleased with the resolution of Ms. Cobb's case. We were prepared to try her case before the jury, but were able to negotiate a multi-million dollar settlement that will provide comfort to her and her family."
This is yet another multi-million dollar result for Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP, a New York personal injury firm that handles cases in New York involving car and bus accidents, construction accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice and other acts of negligence. The firm's impressive track record includes over $700 Million in top personal injury verdicts and settlements for their injured clients. The experienced injury trial lawyers can be reached anytime for a free consultation by calling (212) 736-5300.