A jury for the Queens Supreme Court has awarded a man $51.8 million in one of the state’s highest verdicts ever made. The plaintiff was rear-ended on the Long Island Expressway and was experiencing a number of health issues after the accident. The insurance company of the party at fault offered the man $225,000 for his injuries. The plaintiff suffered from a herniated disk, a shredded meniscus, and numbness in his hands. The attorney’s representing the plaintiff claimed the initial offer was “woefully inadequate” considering the list of issues and medical problems the plaintiff was suffering from after the collision.
$5 million was awarded to the plaintiff for past damages and $36 million for future damages. On top of this, the jury awarded about $5 million for medical bills. This case goes to show that most victims can collect something if they have been hit in a car accident. Be sure to contact an attorney if your in an accident to get the compensation you deserve.
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