by Michael A. Ponterio
John Lipsitz and I represented a 40 year old woman who was injured when her car was hit from behind by a tow truck at the I-190 in the Town of Tonawanda. Our client sustained back injuries in the form of a herniated disc.
Royal Insurance, the tow truck’s insurance company, refused to pay any money, arguing that our client did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the accident.
The insurance company produced an orthopedic surgeon and a neurologist to testify that our client was not seriously injured as a result of the car accident.
After a two week jury trial in Buffalo, the jury awarded our client over $300,000.00. Royal Insurance did not appeal the jury verdict, but instead paid the jury award to our client.
Since this jury verdict, we have represented other families whose members have suffered injuries in car accidents. We have obtained several favorable money settlements for these families.