Just a mile from his home at the time, a local man was seriously injured when he was rear-ended by an armored car in Pennsylvania.
The Bristol, PA native had just stopped at a red light on Route 13 during rainy weather conditions. The strong force of the collision from the armored vehicle caused a spinal fracture which needed spinal surgery with implementation of hardware.
The man’s surgical site later became infected, which required the previously implemented hardware to be removed. He then developed MRSA while in the hospital which required significant wound care. Finally, he developed a drop-foot condition due to the back injury. Because of this, he will be required to walk using a cane for the remainder of his life.
Several key details regarding the accident were uncovered by Cordisco and his team, including that the driver of the armored car was hired about two days prior to the crash with minimal training. On the day following the crash, the driver was fired from his position. The names of the defendants and their insurance companies will not be shared as they are kept confidential per agreement.
After a full day of mediation and a pre-trial settlement conference featuring much negotiation, the team was able to reach a fair settlement of $2,470,000 for a severely injured client.
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Our client's accident occurred when she was rear-ended at a traffic light on Pennington Road (Route 31), Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey. She suffered numerous neck and back injuries, including cervical radiculitis, cervical neuralgia, cervical disc herniation (C5-C6), bilateral lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar disc herniation. Additionally, our client suffered carpal tunnel syndrome, left shoulder tendonitis, shooting pain down her right arm and hand, causing her to drop things, and habitually swelling feet. She underwent surgery on her right hand for her carpal tunnel injury and also required back surgery, an operation described as anterior lumbar interbody fusion, single level, at L4-L5. In addition to undergoing the two invasive surgical procedures, she also endured numerous epidural injections in her neck and back in an attempt to minimize her pain. Litigation was initiated, but wrapped up during the discovery phase, prior to depositions being taken, when a settlement of $100,000 (policy limits) was reached with the 3rd party insurer.
This auto accident took place in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our client's car was struck when a driver made a left turn without yielding to oncoming traffic. She sustained great injury to her cervical spine and lumbar spine, as well as to right upper extremities. Our client suffered daily with significant headaches and neck pain, as well as pain in her back, right arm, shoulder, and fingers. She was diagnosed with cervical disc herniation and cervical radiculopathy. She underwent epidural injections, which yielded no relief. Our client was evaluated by both an orthopedic surgeon and a neurologist; spinal surgery was recommended. She underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery at C4-5, C5-6, and C6-7. This surgical procedure did not alleviate her pain and the symptoms limiting her mobility remained. She then had to undergo a second invasive surgical procedure: posterior surgical fusion at C5-6 and C6-7 with instrumentation and iliac crest bone graft. This surgery delivered a very long and arduous recovery period, yet not complete relief from her pain. This case never entered litigation, instead a final settlement of $500,000 was reached which consisted of full policy limits.
This slip and fall accident took place at a local New Jersey movie theater. Our client's legs went out from under her when her foot encountered a greasy substance on the floor as she was getting to her seat. In an effort to regain her balance, her head jerked back and her buttocks hit the hard floor of the movie theater. Her permanent injuries included L5 radiculopathy, herniated disc at L5-S1, neurogenic bladder (voiding dysfunction), cervical sprain and strain, lower extremity neuropathic disease, and anxiety with depression. Our client underwent several surgical procedures as a result of her fall and lives with a permanent dorsal column stimulator implanted in her lower back. After extensive litigation was completed, our client recovered $275,000 at Mediation.
This injury was a result of an auto accident that occurred Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our client was 25 years old at the time, was rear-ended by one vehicle, forcing her to crash into the vehicle in front of her. Her injuries were numerous and debilitating, and she required surgery on her left hip. Her injuries include: nerve and disc damage in the cervical spine, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, left snapping hip syndrome, myofascitis, and permanent scarring. She required the assistance of a cane at all times. A complaint was filed, depositions of both plaintiff and defendants were taken, a defense medical examination was performed, and discovery was completed; however the case settled prior to trial for the amount of $215,000.00 (receiving policy limits on both defendants' policies and $15,000 UIM).
Our client was riding his bicycle on after dark on a warm spring night in Buckingham, Bucks County, PA. Unfortunately, our client was wearing all dark clothing with no lighting or reflectors on his bike. An 83-year old driver did not see our clients on an unlit stretch of rural Bucks County roadway and fatally struck the rear of our client's bicycle. There were virtually no economic losses in the case. The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC were able to recover almost all of the available insurance coverage on the case. Due to emotional concerns associated with the death of their son, the family did not want to litigate the case.
Our client was unfortunately hit head-on in a high speed collision near Perkasie in upper Bucks County. Apparently the other driver fell asleep at the wheel. The damage to the vehicles was so serious our client had to be cut out and then helicoptered to University of Pennsylvania's Trauma Center. Unfortunately, the other driver did not survive the collision. Our client had numerous broken bones throughout her body including a crushed heel. Thankfully the doctors saved her foot from amputation. The Pennsylvania injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC conducted a full investigation into the incident including communications with the rental car company who rented the vehicle to the other driver just hours before the crash and the family of the deceased driver. Cordisco & Saile LLC was able to swiftly recover full policy limits on our client's behalf prior to litigation.
Our client was rear ended on the entry ramp from Street Road onto Route 1 North in Bensalem, PA. As he waited for traffic to clear his SUV was struck by the defendant's car. After several months of treating for his injuries, our client who lives in Morrisville, PA contacted the Law Firm of Cordisco & Saile LLC because he knew something was wrong. Prior to filing a lawsuit, his claim was denied by Liberty Mutual because they felt his injuries were not serious enough as he chose the limited tort auto insurance option. After litigating the case through the discovery phase, we were able to achieve a solid recovery. After more than a year of physical therapy, our client had to undergo a minimally invasive spinal surgery. This is just another example that patience, diligence, and hard work by both the injured and their attorneys results in a substantial recovery.
Our client suffered severe injuries including a broken leg and head injuries after being rear-ended on I-95 in the construction zone in Philadelphia, PA. She was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a fracture and closed head injury. At the time of the crash our elderly client was diagnosed with baseline dementia. The Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC worked hard with the family and her doctors to substantiate a significant claim against the company owning the truck. The six figure recovery was made just prior to the statute of limitations and prior to filing a lawsuit. The family decided to settle the case prior to litigation due to the elderly lady's declining health.
Our client was driving down a Falls Township, Bucks County road picking up her partner from work when a FedEx box truck blew a stop sign and t-boned her car causing severe injuries. After she treated conservatively for well over a year, it was recommended that she have a spinal fusion surgery due to ongoing debilitating pain and radicular symptoms down her arm. She underwent a double level spinal fusion surgery which relieved most of her radicular symptoms, but she was left we intense constant neck pain. She also had to change careers due to her post surgical medical restrictions. A lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia Court System but was removed by FedEx's attorneys to Federal Court. The case was litigated extensively and experts were retained. A multi-day trial was conducted whereby a conservative jury found FedEx liable for the crash and the injuries caused to our client.
The Pennsylvania injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC were called upon by a local woman and her sister who lived together in Langhorne, Bucks County. The evening prior, the elderly sisters along with a companion had an ice cream dessert at a popular establishment on State Street, in Newtown Borough. At they crossed the Washington Avenue intersection, a careless driver ran the red light and knocked her to the ground breaking her leg. After a few days at St. Mary's Medical Center, our client was back home and in rehab. After a full regimen of physical therapy, our client was walking well again. Michael L. Saile, Jr., Esq. worked swiftly to get them a full policy limit resolution to the case.
A young couple was driving on the road that circles the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. As they went through an intersection with a clear green light, a distracted driver ran the steady red light and collided with their car exactly where the young lady was seated in the passenger seat. Prior the crash she lead an active life with a clean bill of health. She sustained injuries to her spine including disc herniations and permanent nerve damage, among other injuries. She treated for her injuries for about 3 years receiving physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural injections, and a nerve burning procedure call a rhizotomy. All of this still did not alleviate the pain that she experienced daily. The future looks bleak for her given the fact that she may have to undergo a spinal surgery. The injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC fought against three insurance companies to get a reasonably fair settlement.
A Bucks County driver was travelling down Woodbourne Road in Levittown, PA just after dusk on a dark winter night. Unfortunately, the driver did not see our client crossing the road just past a flashing pedestrian crossing sign. The injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC helped prove to the insurance companies that this death was completely preventable. After obtaining the medical records and other proofs, the attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC were able to quickly recover all available insurance coverage for the children.
It was a nice sunny September afternoon in Perskasie, Pennsylvania. Our client was walking from her home to the local drug store. This was her weekly routine. A careless young driver, either distracted or no paying full attention to the roadway turn the struck our client in the crosswalk sending her flying about 30 feet through the air. The crash caused multiple fractures to her leg and her sternum among other injuries. She was forced to live at a rehabilitation center for the next month. Slowly she returned to her normal self, but forever traumatized. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC were able to quickly secure a full policy limits six figure recovery on her behalf.
Our client was injured in a popular sport bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a patron at a restaurant/bar enjoying a Halloween party. Following a verbal discussion/argument with the bartender over a credit card processing problem, our client was grabbed by bouncers and forced to the ground, where he was punched, kicked, and struck by various employees, who then picked him up off the floor and rushed him out the front entrance of the establishment. While they were forcing him out of the premises through the front door, his left arm struck and broke a large plate glass window pane on the door, causing a severe laceration to his left arm. Our client suffered damage to his left arm and hand. He underwent two (2) wound repair surgeries then had plastic surgery to address his large scar. Subsequent plastic surgery procedures have been necessary to improve his arm's visual appearance. Litigation was well under way when this case settled just prior to trial.