Recent Case Victories
$1,478,100 FOR A NEW YORK CITY BOY WHO SUFFERED FACIAL SCARRING WHEN A MOTORIST RAN A RED LIGHT
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.
CHARLOTTE N.’S STORY – $1,300,000 for a Long Island woman who was rear-ended by a distracted driverIn the fall of 2017, Charlotte N., a schoolteacher and mom, was driving on the Long Island Expressway heading to work. The weather was clear, traffic normal, and her thoughts bounced between her family and her to do list for work. She was an optimistic and energetic young woman headed to a job she had worked towards for years; a job where she saw herself retiring from many years down the road.
Unfortunately, Charlotte’s plans for the day, and her life, were soon to be derailed by a reckless driver. Charlotte came to a stop in her lane as traffic ahead of her stopped. The next thing she remembers was her head slamming back and forth against her head rest. She was the front car in a three-car rear end crash. A distracted driver in the rearmost car failed to stop and caused the crash.
$510,000 for A NEW YORK CITY UNION ELECTRICIAN WHO TRIPPED AND FELL ON DEBRIS
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.
$500,000 FOR AN ELDERLY COUPLE INJURED WHEN A DISTRACTED DRIVER RAN A RED LIGHT
John Coco represented an elderly couple from Queens who were both seriously injured when a distracted driver ran a red light. Both clients suffered multiple fractures and other injuries.
John reached an initial settlement with the defendant’s insurance company for $200,000 and a subsequent settlement with the clients’ own insurance company for an additional $300,000. Thankfully the clients had Supplemental Underinsured Motorist coverage, which provided them with additional insurance in case they were injured and the liable party was underinsured.
The clients used the settlement compensation to pay for medical bills, equipment, and home alterations which were not covered by insurance.
$500,000 FOR A SERIOUSLY INJURED QUEENS TRIP AND FALL VICTIM.
$400,000 FOR A YOUNG MAN WHO REQUIRED SHOULDER SURGERY AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A DISTRACTED DRIVER
I was recommended to John Coco by a friend after I sustained injuries from being involved in an automobile accident. When I first called John, he picked up the phone right away and walked me through the legal process and necessary steps to take. I did not know a reliable body shop to get my car fixed and John helped me find a convenient local shop. He did all of this before I even hired him.
Needless to say, I was impressed at his level of service after speaking with him over the phone for the first time. Once I met with John, I decided to immediately hire him as my attorney. I liked that his firm specializes in personal injury law and that they keep a small case load of serious injury cases only. I also liked that he would personally handle my case, rather than my case being pawned off on someone else like some big law firms do.
MICHAEL G.’S STORY – $250,000 FOR A NASSAU AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM
On a warm and bright May afternoon, Michael G. was stopped in his car at a traffic light. He was headed home from work. Michael was recently promoted at work. His wife and one year old daughter eagerly waited for him, since he was expected home earlier than usual. Michael thought about the moment he would burst into the front door of his home to his family’s smiles and excitement. He was their primary financial support and was proud of that fact.
As Michael waited at a red light, he listened to 1010 WINS on the radio. The weather promised to be warm and sunny for the weekend, and Michael looked forward to a family barbeque on Sunday. This day was unremarkable in every respect – that is, until the unimaginable happened.
The driver behind Michael’s car was driving over 40 miles per hour while looking down at her phone. She didn’t look up, she didn’t touch the brake, and she didn’t sound her horn. It didn’t seem like she saw Michael’s car at all – it was as though he was invisible.
$250,000 SETTLEMENT FOR A LONG ISLAND WOMAN WHO WAS STRUCK BY A DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVER
JOHN COCO, ESQ of the Law Offices of John Coco, PLLC, recently won $250,000 for a woman who was stopped in traffic when the defendant, a driver who was on drugs, violently collided with her car pushing it into the car in front of hers. The defendant then fled the scene of the crash, but was followed by a Good Samaritan who called the Police. The defendant was arrested and determined to be under the influence of drugs at the time he caused the crash.
The plaintiff suffered shoulder and back injuries from the heavy impact of the collision. She underwent months of physical therapy and eventually a shoulder surgery to repair a tear. She will never fully recover from her injuries, as she suffered a permanent loss of range of motion in both her shoulders and back.
The Law Offices of John Coco commenced a lawsuit on the injured woman’s behalf, which began a complex litigation that spanned the Supreme Court of New York in two counties as well as Surrogate’s Court in Suffolk County. During the course of litigation Mr. Coco was able to prove that the defendant was 100% liable for the crash, which was a major turning point in the case.
Mr.Coco is an amazing attorney. I can truly appreciate the time and effort he put into my slip and fall case. He worked very hard on it and he also stayed in touch with me constantly, which is definitely a plus. I would have to say that if you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer John Coco is definitely your guy. He is very honest and he does the best to his ability to get what you deserve. Thank you John!Terry – Brooklyn, New York
As soon as I sat down with John, I knew he was the right person to represent me. John’s approach was superb. He listened to what I was saying and asked the right questions. He is a true professional! Always attentive and always available. Thank you John for your fine work. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who wants a fighter on their side.Frank – Nassau County, New York
I have to say John is a great man that takes pride in what he does, and truly loves to help people. I recommended him to someone very dear to me and he and his firm went far and beyond to help him. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you John for being a lawyer who cares.Kristen – Suffolk County, New York
After being in an accident last year, the law offices of John Coco provided excellent guidance, support and legal services. John was able to expedite my case and ensure that I got the maximum available!! I highly recommend his office to anyone in need of legal services! Thanks John!!!Chris – Nassau County, New York
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