31 Year Old Professional was Involved in a MVA - $2,250,000 Settlement
Brief Result Summary | Motor Vehicle Case Results | Mainetti Mainetti &
Date of Settlement: May 31, 2012
Court: Supreme Court, Westchester County
Age/Occupation: Plaintiff, 31 year old professional was involved in a MVA on September 4, 2008.
Case Facts: The motor vehicle accident occurred while Plaintiff was stopped
at a traffic light and was rear ended in Westchester County by a vehicle
that was traveling at a moderate speed. The vehicle involved in the accident
was owned by the defendant, a local hospital.
At the time of the accident the injured Plaintiff was a professional working
in New York City earning a significant yearly salary. The instant accident
was caused when the defendant failed to notice Plaintiff's vehicle
stopped at a stoplight on a parkway in Westchester County.
Our client became disabled from work as a result of the accident. Plaintiff
suffered bulging disks at L5-S1 and L4-L5 levels, she also suffered from
L4-L5 redicalopothy as shown by positive EMG.
Plaintiff exhausted all conservative treatment including epidural steroid
injections into her lumbar spine, cervical medical branch blocks, trigger
point injections and optical nerve block injections.
Eventually, Plaintiff required surgical intervention including a dickectomy,
laminectomy and lumbar fusion. The defendant in this case claimed that
all of Plaintiff's injuries were from a pre-existing degenerative
The case was settled by mediation before the Honorable Deblaze by Joseph
E. O'Connor, Esq. and Alfred B. Mainetti, Esq., of Mainetti, Mainetti
& O'Connor and Plaintiff was awarded $2,250,000.00.