On September 17, 2014 a $272,500 settlement was reached for two clients involved in the accident.
On January 8, 2011, Plaintiffs, a 73 year old woman and her half sister, 69, were passengers in a cousin’s car returning to NYC from a funeral in Queens. Upon entering the Grand Central Parkway (GCP) at Francis Lewis Boulevard the host driver failed to observe the yield sign, never slowed down, and admitted not seeing the vehicle on the highway before contact occurred. The driver on the GCP proceeding at about 50 mph in the right lane saw the vehicle directly to his right trying to enter the highway, but did not slow down. The driver’s side of the host vehicle entering the highway was struck by the front of the vehicle proceeding in the right lane.
As a result of this accident one client sustained a left shoulder acromioclavicular joint dislocation necessitating surgery and fractures of the 6th and 7th ribs, which required no treatment. Our other client sustained a compression fracture of L2, which required rest and physical therapy.
The client with the left shoulder injury received $165,000 ($90,000 from the host vehicle and $75,000 from the other vehicle). The client with the back injury received $107,500 ($57,000 from the host vehicle and $50,000 from the other vehicle). Each vehicle had applicable limits of $100,000 per person.