Casey v. Mexicana, Inc. (names changed for confidentiality)

Daniel Eliot DeWoskin

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:Settlement $1,100,000.00

Description:Jennifer Casey, a 27-year-old, was riding in the back of a taxi when a car jumped across a parking lot and slammed into the side of the cab. Ms. Casey was seriously injured and will likely require two hip replacement surgeries in her lifetime. After striking the cab, the driver of the other vehicle got out of the car and ran away, but not before he locked the car that caused the accident. When the police arrived, they discovered that the car was registered to a company called Mexicana, Inc., which owned a nearby restaurant and a food processing company. In a stunning coincidence, as the police were investigating the collision and Ms. Casey's injuries, the car that had caused the collision was reported stolen by the restaurant owned by Mexicana, Inc. Through vigorous investigation, my co-counsel and I were able to prepare this case for trial in such a manner that left little question that the defendants were engaged in wrongfully shirking their responsibility for Ms. Casey's injuries. Just three days or so before trial, the case settled for $1,100,000.00.