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Gary Cowan

Gary Cowan’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Auto Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $450,000
    Description:
    Our client, 18 at the time, was operating a 1991 Chevrolet sedan in the right-hand, eastbound lane of Interstate 88 in Colesville, New York on the night of Feb. 11, 2007 with her father, sister and her sister’s son in the car. An 18-wheeler in the left-hand lane negligently merged into her lane. The tractor-trailer struck the victim’s driver-side door and forced her vehicle off the highway and into the woods. A rescue crew had to extricate our client from the tangled wreck, after which she was taken to an area trauma center where she remained for 11 days. The plaintiff was diagnosed with severe craniofacial trauma, multiple facial lacerations, a large, gaping laceration on her neck and a degloving eyelid injury. She sustained severe head, face and chest trauma, including a collapsed lung, blown-out eye socket, bleeding on the brain, nose, jaw and eye fractures and a severe concussion, among other serious injuries. During her hospital stay, our client was intubated and underwent a left tube thoracostomy and central line, followed by repair and reconstruction of her left eye socket and face. The surgeon noted that, during the repair and reconstruction, he spent several hours removing broken glass from the victim’s face. The plaintiff spent from Feb. 27 – April 18, 2007 in and out of hospitals for treatment and rehabilitation, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. During this time, she was also seen by the same surgeon who removed the glass form her face and performed reconstructive surgery to have hundreds of sutures removed. Since the accident, she has undergone a number of reconstructive and scar-revision procedures, has incurred more than $80,000 in medical bills and nearly $15,000 in lost wages.
  • Motorist Negligence

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $99,550.82
    Description:
    Client, age 56, was the victim of a head-on collision with another motorist. As a result, client suffered injuries to the leg, tail bone and back.
  • Rear-End Collision

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $60,249.00
    Description:
    Client, age 46, was the driver in a vehice that was rear ended by another vehicle. As a result, client suffered nerve damage and arm numbness.
  • Motor Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $55,0000.00
    Description:
    Client, age 39, was stopped on the side of the road when another driver hit her vehicle and pushed it into the client. As a result, client suffered a fractured arm and contusions to the hip and legs.
  • Collision with Dog/Dog Attack

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $80,000.00
    Description:
    Client, age 43, was riding a motorcycle when he hit an unleashed dog. Client skidded 40 feet into a ditch, where he was attacked by defendant’s other dogs. As a result, client suffered bruised ribs, lacerated liver and legs, black toe nail, and was life flighted to hospital.
  • Head On Collision

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $90,000.00
    Description:
    Client, age 50, was the driver of a pick-up truck that was hit head on by another vehicle. As a result, the client suffered torn tendons in the knee that required surgery.
  • Torch Explosion

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Case Settled for $85,000.00
    Description:
    Client, age 44, was operating a blow torch which exploded during use. As a result, the client suffered second and third degree burns