Our client, a driver for a laboratory company, was waiting at a traffic light when another driver fell asleep, crossed over a double yellow line and struck his car head-on. The man retained Carol L. Schlitt of the Schlitt Law Firm to represent him in an effort to win compensation for his injuries. When the insurance company for the other driver held firm at a settlement offer that our client and we considered too low, we filed a lawsuit. Confronted with the lawsuit, the insurance company agreed to settle for more than two and a half times their previous “best and final offer.” Our client responded by saying, “Thank you for the amazing work you have done on my behalf. I am satisfied and will recommend you highly to all my friends and family.”
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If you or a loved one has been injured in car accident or motor vehicle accident in New York, there are certain steps that you must take and certain steps that we recommend you take. We prepared this helpful guide.
My car was hit by a drunk driver who fled the scene of the accident. He was caught later after his car stalled out. That driver was arrested for hit and run and for DWI. My girlfriend and I were both hurt and we both went to the hospital. The insurance company totaled my car. What are my rights? Can I sue the other driver? Can we get money for this case?
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.
An Albanian immigrant had finished work for the day and was riding home as a passenger in a van. At the same time, a man driving Ford Van collided with a construction company truck and then stuck the van in which our client rode. Our client suffered significant injuries to his back and neck. The Ford van had limited insurance coverage which was not enough to pay the compensation our client deserved and the construction company denied liability. The case went to trial with Carol L. Schlitt representing the plaintiff. She demonstrated how both the driver of the Ford van and the construction company bore liability and the jury awarded our client $800,000 in damages.
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 New York City man crossing Third Avenue at 73rd Street was struck by a car and badly injured. The injured man retained our law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him and to protect his rights. We investigated the case and overcame the objections of the defendant to force an early settlement for the full insurance policy of $100,000. We settled the case in less than six months.
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.
A Long Island man drove home from a doctor’s appointment on Route 25A but never reached his destination. A car heading in the opposite direction crossed the double yellow line and struck his car head on, instantly killing the man. The tragedy left behind his widow and two college-age daughters. The family asked me to represent them and we settled the case for $1.25 million.
Wrongful death cases represent the saddest cases that we handle and require both great sensitivity for the surviving family members and steely purpose to represent the family and the name of the deceased. In this case, the other driver survived the crash and blamed my client’s husband who could no longer speak for himself. And the other driver’s insurance company took a hard line in an effort to avoid and then delay payment. We conducted a rigorous investigation, working closely with the Suffolk County Police, to unearth the facts of the case and then aggressively pushed the insurance company until they agreed to pay the full policy, including an excess coverage policy.
A Long Island man crossing Larkfield Road in East Northport was struck by a pick-up truck and badly injured. The injured man retained our law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him. We investigated the case and overcame the objections of the defendant to force an early settlement of the full insurance policy of $100,000.