$1,250,000 for a NYC Union Roofer who was injured when a reckless driver violently slammed into the rear of his stopped vehicle, causing serious injuries.
While stopped in traffic on the Long Island Expressway, our client, Stephen D., was rear ended by an SUV estimated to be traveling at 100mph. Stephen knew he was injured, but he didn’t realize that this moment would forever change his life.
Stephen suffered neck, back, and shoulder injuries which would prevent him from returning to work in construction. He underwent multiple surgeries, injections, and physical therapy, but the damage caused by the reckless driver left Stephen with permanent injuries.
Stephen hired the Law Offices of John Coco, a boutique personal injury firm, after his first lawyer refused to return his calls and told Stephen that he “did not have a big case.”
Attorney John Coco immediately understood the devastating effect that this crash would have on Stephen’s livelihood and ability to take care of his family. John also knew that the insurance company for the reckless driver, a multi-billion-dollar corporation, would not honor their obligation to pay Stephen without a fight. John filed suit immediately and after two years of contentious litigation, the insurance carrier paid Stephen the full $1,250,000 insurance policy.
With this settlement, Stephen was able to afford the schooling he needed to transition into a new career.
Our client, a six-year-old boy who lives in Manhattan, suffered facial scarring when a distracted driver ran a red light and caused a high-speed collision. Both cars were totaled. This innocent boy was just sitting in the back seat on the way to visit family when his day turned into a nightmare.
The liable insurance companies began to blame each other, and both tried to downplay the child’s severe injuries. The initial offers from the two involved insurance companies were $0 (yes, zero) and $150,000.
John Coco moved the case through court quickly and eventually won a decision that the defendants were 100% liable. John Coco reached a global settlement when the case was nearly at trial. The settlement would pay the child $1,478,100 over the next several years which would help pay for future medical costs and for the child’s pain and suffering.
Our client, a Local Union 3 Electrician, was injured after another trade gutted old wiring and left it on the ground where he was working. He tripped and fell on debris injuring his shoulder. Our firm was able to reach a global settlement with various liable parties totaling $510,000.