A 65-year-old yard worker - $2,025,000 Settlement
Brief Result Summary | Tractor Trailer Accident Case Results | Mainetti
Mainetti & O'Connor
Date of Settlement: November 8, 2014
Court: Supreme Court Broome County
Case Facts: Just before jury selection, a 65-year-old yard worker in Binghamton, N.Y.,
resolved his personal injury case against the tractor-trailer that backed
into him for the sum of $2,025,000.00. The lengthy litigation involved
three defendants. The rear passenger tires of the tractor trailer ran
over Plaintiff’s right leg and buttocks, causing severe degloving
injuries to Plaintiff’s right thigh and buttocks. Defendants claimed
Plaintiff walked behind the truck as it was slowing to a stop while backing.
Plaintiff said that he was clearing debris from the path of the tractor
trailer as it backed to the location of the accident. There were significant
disputes of fact between witnesses at the scene as to the occurrence.
However, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer and the driver
all contributed to the settlement.
Plaintiff underwent multiple split skin grafts, coccyx fracture, sigmoidoscopy,
colostomy, severe scarring, multiple infections and extensive muscle necrosis
from the crush injury. He was hospitalized for 3 months and continued
with medical care to the date of trial.
The settlement occurred just before jury selection and is believed to be
one of the largest in Broome County. The case was prepared and handled
by Alfred Mainetti of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C.