New York, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
The New York car accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP have announced their most recent settlement, in the case of Marcelina Burgos v. The City of New York, et al (New York County Supreme Court, Index Number 112535/2011). The Plaintiff will receive $1,500,000 under the terms of the settlement, which was reached on October 11, 2013.
The underlying case, according to the deposition testimony of the parties, stemmed from an April 11, 2011 accident that occurred at the intersection of Centre Street and Leonard Street in Manhattan. The Plaintiff was walking across Leonard Street when she was struck by a vehicle owned by the City of New York, which was turning left onto Leonard Street. The parties argued about who was at fault, but Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP filed and prevailed on a summary judgment motion, persuading the Court the accident was 100% the fault of the Defendant. Plaintiff alleged various injuries, according to her verified pleadings, including a neck and shoulder injury, each of which required surgery. Plaintiff claimed damages for lost earnings from her prior employment as a custodial aide, related medical expenses and her pain and suffering.
The case, which was handled by firm Partners Stephen J. Murphy and David L. Scher, settled prior to trial for $1,500,000. Said Mr. Scher, "A personal injury settlement only makes sense if it truly reflects what the client has gone through. We believe this settlement for Ms. Burgos has done exactly that."
Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP regularly returns multi-million dollar awards for its clients, who include victims of car and truck accidents, construction site injuries, medical malpractice and other acts of negligence. The experienced accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP have obtained over $700 Million for their clients through hard work, dedication and years of top personal injury verdicts and settlements. It is because of these results, in large part, that many other attorneys in New York refer their substantial injury cases to Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP.
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