Plaintiff Was 39 Years Old and Was a Self-employed restaurant owner - $1,095,000
Brief Result Summary | Motor Vehicle Case Results | Mainetti Mainetti &
Date of Settlement: May 1, 2012
Court: Supreme Court, Ulster County
Age/Occupation: Plaintiff was 39 years old and was a self-employed restaurant owner.
Case Facts: Plaintiff was injured in an accident that occurred on Main Street (Route
299) in the Town of New Paltz, County of Ulster and State of New York.
The accident occurred when the defendant pulled out of a bank parking
lot, directly into the path of Plaintiff.
It took over 20 minutes for emergency personnel to extricate Plaintiff
from the vehicle in which she was in her left arm became trapped under
the vehicle resulting in significant loss of blood and partial amputation.
During the entire extrication her children were pinned in the car along
side of her.
Plaintiff suffered the following injuries as a result of this accident,
severe laceration of the brachial artery requiring surgical reconstruction,
external fixation of the left radial forearm, comminuted fracture of the
radial head, extensive soft tissue defect extending from the distal humerus
to the mid-ulnar shaft, radial, scaphoid, trapezium and hook of hamate
fractures. Eventually she was caused to suffer more than six separate
surgeries including multiple debridements of skin tissue and muscle.
Recovery was obtained from the offending motorist as well as defendant
motorist that waved Defendant into traffic. Lastly, recovery was made
from Plaintiff's own insurance carrier under a umbrella SUM coverage
that had been purchased by Plaintiff prior to the accident.
The matter settled for $1,095,000.00. The total amount of insurance available
was $1,100,000.00. The matter was settled prior to trial by Joseph E.
O'Connor, Esq. of Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.