A New York playwright and actor crossed 14th Street in Manhattan when a taxi passed a stopped car and struck him, knocking him to the ground and breaking his leg. He called the Schlitt Law Firm due to our experience winning taxi cases and our commitment to communication with clients. Carol L. Schlitt served as the client’s personal attorney. This afternoon, we reached a sizeable settlement making our client very happy and rewarding him for his persistence in pursuing the taxi company.
Our client, a home health aide, entered a small grocery store to pick up a few items. Suddenly, a car smashed through the front window, pinning her against the shelves. The woman suffered neck and back injuries. This case seemed straight forward, yet the insurance company for the driver refused to make a credible settlement offer. When it came time for trial, the attorney of record retained Carol L. Schlitt of the Schlitt Law Firm to try the case. The insurance company made a final offer of $20,000, which Ms. Schlitt rejected. Attorney Schlitt then won a verdict of $326,000.
As a Port Jefferson businessman drove home with his girlfriend after attending a show, they were struck head on by a car that had tried to pass another vehicle on Brentwood Road. The injury left the man unconscious and required an overnight stay in the hospital. He retained an attorney to represent him in an effort to collect compensation, but the insurance company would not settle the case. His original attorney retained personal injury attorney Carol L. Schlitt to try the case and Ms. Schlitt settled the case in the man’s favor on the eve of trial.
If you have been in a car accident, you may need to obtain a copy of the police report. How you obtain that police report (or accident report) will vary depending on where the accident occurred. Since we represent many car accident victims on Long Island, we thought it might be helpful to share information on how to obtain a police accident report form the various police departments on Long Island.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Garners $975,000 Settlement for Passenger in a Car Accident in the Bronx
Our client was a passenger in a car travelling east on Randall Avenue in the Bronx. When the driver made a left turn on Zerega, the car crashed into a dumpster left in the street. Our client suffered a fracture of his both fibulas, his left ankle and his left humerus, each of which required surgery. The driver of the car admitted liability for his role in the accident, though the dumpster owner denied all responsibility. At trial, Attorney Carol L. Schlitt proved the liability of both the driver and the dumpster owner and then forced a settlement for $975,000.
A Long Island businessman drove along the Long Island Expressway towards his office on the Route 110 corridor in Huntington. Traffic slowed and the man eased his car to a stop behind the traffic, a pick-up truck hit him from behind, damaging his car and injuring his neck and back. The man was unsure if he could seek compensation, so he called our office and asked for help. We made sure he received his full No Fault benefits and settled his case in five months for an amount that made him very happy.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces $140,000 Settlement at Trial for Long Island Woman in a Car Accident
A Long Island school employee driving home from work eased to a stop behind another car and was struck in the rear. Shaken by the incident, the woman rejected the offer of an ambulance, but the next day went to see her doctor with neck pain, back pain and right knee pain. She retained the Bronx law firm of Krieger, Wilansky & Hupart to represent her in the matter. When they could not settle the case, they retained Carol L. Schlitt to handle the case at trial. Ms. Schlitt opened the trial and forced a settlement for $140,000.
A Bronx woman driving to work in Connecticut slowed with traffic on the New York State Thruway only to have a limousine strike her car from behind. Taken to the hospital by ambulance, the woman suffered neck, shoulder and arm injuries. While she recovered from her injuries, the woman asked our firm to represent her in an effort to hold the limousine company liable for her injuries and to pay her compensation. We settled this case without having to file a lawsuit. The amount and speed of the settlement made the woman very happy.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement with New York City after Garbage Truck Injures Brooklyn Woman
A New York City garbage truck struck a car stopped at an intersection in Brooklyn, injuring the woman driving the car and her passenger. Both people retained our firm to represent them. They had different injuries that required separate legal strategies to maximize the money a client receives. We achieved a rapid settlement for the passenger’s case in December, but the City’s offer to settle the case for the Brooklyn woman driving the car was too low. Therefore, we filed a lawsuit against the City and began the legal process. Our aggressiveness with the lawsuit provided the leverage needed for the City to increase their offer by more than three times to an amount that represented a fair value for the woman’s case and we have now settled the case.
I appeared last night as a legal expert on a televised report about dangerous cab drivers in New York City. Asa Aarons of Ask Asa on CBS-TV in New York called me to ask for help with a story on dangerous cab drivers. He focused on the story of a woman held captive by a cab driver who didn’t want to bring her to the Bronx. I discussed some of the risks that passengers face when climbing into a cab and what people can do if they run into trouble with a taxi driver. You can see the video and read his report here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/21/ask-asa-angry-cab-drivers-can-put-riders-at-risk/