The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have secured the distinction of obtaining the maximum settlements for their clients under two categories. According to the New York Law Journal’s ranking of the top verdicts and settlements, our law firm has top settlement amounts in two categories in the entire state of New York – bicycle accidents and motor vehicle passengers. Our law firm obtained a $5,600,000 settlement for a brain-injured bicyclist who was struck by another vehicle and $2,550,000 for a male passenger who was traveling in a vehicle driven by his wife.
Bicycle Accident Case
The bicycle accident settlement involved a case where we represented a client who was hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle. According to the police report in this case, the bicyclist’s brother told police that “they were both traveling S/B (southbound) on Jun. Blvd. (Junction Boulevard) on their bikes when bicyclist made quick left causing him to be struck by vehicle 1.” As a result of the collision, the victim suffered severe brain damage and was rendered paraplegic.
The injured person’s blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit based on a blood alcohol test administered to him at the hospital. The defense claimed that the victim did not wear a helmet at the time. We hired a biomechanical expert who determined that a helmet could not have prevented the severe brain injury and established that the location of the skull fracture showed that the bicyclist was hit from behind. In spite of the many challenges presented by the case, we were able to secure a settlement of more than 93 percent of all available insurance.
Injured Car Passenger
The other case for which we received top honors in the New York Law Journal involved a passenger in his wife’s vehicle, which had four traffic controls against it including a stop sign, two flashing red lights and a stop line. The vehicle collided with a truck. A judge ruled that our client’s wife was 100 percent responsible for causing the accident. Since our injured person in this case was prohibited from recovering against his wife, we sued the truck owner and driver. Despite the judge’s ruling that the truck owner and driver were not even 1 percent a fault, we were able to get the trucking firm’s insurance company to settle for $2,500,000 and the insurance company for the car in which our client was a passenger to offer the full $50,000 policy.
42 Years of Experience
We consider it a privilege to represent those who have suffered serious personal injuries. We work diligently to obtain the best possible result for our injured clients against all odds and make sure that they are fairly and fully compensated for any losses they may have sustained. We are truly honored to be named by the New York Law Journal in this elite category of winning law firms. We look forward to continuing our work and serving our clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the experienced NY personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). WE CAN EVEN COME TO YOU. There is no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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