Case Conclusion Date: May 4, 2009
Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Settlement of $1,434,645
Description: On Aug. 21, 2006, plaintiff -Redacted for privacy- , 47, a construction worker, was driving on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway, in Hauppauge. As he approached the interchange at Wheeler Road, his compact sport utility vehicle’s rear end was struck by a trailing car that was being driven by -Redacted for privacy- . -Redacted for privacy- claimed that he sustained injuries of his back, a knee and his neck. He alleged that -Redacted for privacy- was negligent in the operation of her vehicle. -Redacted for privacy- claimed that the collision occurred while he was stopped in traffic. -Redacted for privacy- contended that -Redacted for privacy- abruptly stopped short of traffic. As such, she claimed that she could not have avoided the collision.