Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP Recovers $2,925,000 For A Queens Factory Worker Who Suffered Back Injuries In Motor Vehicle Accident

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A Queens Factory Worker Who Suffered Back Injuries In Motor Vehicle Accident Recovers $2,925,000

The car accident personal injury lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP are pleased to announce a $2,925,000 settlement for a 42 year old factory worker from Columbia who was broadsided by a school bus that ran a stop sign. The case was settled on March 13, 2013 by experienced trial attorneys Daniel P. O'Toole and Frederick C. Aranki. The lawsuit, which was pending in New York State Supreme Court, Bronx County under Index Number 304016/2010, settled shortly before the scheduled trial date.

                The case involved a July 13, 2009 motor vehicle collision, which occurred when Plaintiff was driving his vehicle in Queens and struck by a school bus. The facts were plead in Plaintiff's Complaint and admitted by Defendants in their Answer. Block O'Toole & Murphy won a summary judgment decision with the trial court, and on appeal, that ensured the school bus would be held 100% responsible for Plaintiff's damages. As a result of the accident the Plaintiff suffered back injuries, including a bulging disc to his lumbar spine for which he underwent two surgeries - a lumbar spine fusion and then a revision of the initial back surgery. These injuries were documented in medical records exchanged during discovery, and plead in Plaintiff Bill of Particulars. Plaintiff also made a claim for future lost wages since, according to his own deposition testimony and the opinion of Plaintiff's expert pain management physician, Plaintiff was not able to return to his prior work as a Union Shipping Packer after the first surgery. Defendants, though their disclosed expert physician reports, contested the nature and extent of Plaintiff's injuries.

                Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP has represented victims of car and tractor-trailer accidents for years, obtaining well over $500 Million total compensation for its personal injury clients. The personal injury trial law firm is experienced in handling automobile accident cases of all types, and has obtained compensation for accident victims with injuries ranging from neck and back injuries, fractures, brain injuries, paralysis and death. Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP can be reached at (212) 736-5300 for a free consultation, and the firm's website is at:

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