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NYC Manhole Accident Lawyer Review: Ann and Orian

Bronx Manhole Accident Lawyer

“Great service and on point from start to finish! It was really touching that Adam would call just to see how we were doing that day.  Thank you to Adam Handler and his wonderful team! They represented us in a great way. Their team is the absolute best and I recommend them to anyone.”

-Ann and Orian from Hollis, NY

$1,697,500.00 Settlement

What Happened?

On July 23, 2013, Ann (front seat passenger) and Orian (back seat passenger and Ann’s son-in-law) dropped off Ann’s granddaughter at ballet class. While they drove south on 188th Street in Queens, New York, they were completely stunned when the right side of the vehicle hit an open manhole in broad daylight! They remembered hearing a loud crashing noise and their bodies being jolted to the side violently. Ann hit her head and immediately experienced a burning sensation in her legs/hip, lower back pain, neck pain and difficulty breathing. Orian felt pain in his left shoulder and back. A “Good Samaritan” ran over to them and told them that same manhole cover is dislodged many times!  Ann and Orian were taken by ambulance to a nearby emergency room to be evaluated, treated, and later released home.

As a result of the manhole accident, Ann suffered multiple injuries including herniated discs, torn back side of her left knee (posterior horn medial meniscus tear) that required arthroscopy surgery, cortisone injections, cervical/lumbar spine surgery and years of therapy. Orian suffered injuries to his left shoulder (labral tear) and lower back. When conservative treatment failed, Orian underwent surgery to repair his left shoulder and a lumbar steroid injection for his back.

Thankfully, Ann’s husband is a loyal listener of Adam’s radio show. After Ann’s husband learned that Ann and Orian were involved in a car accident, he told them to call The Case Handler team!  While Ann and Orian were recovering, our team handled all of their medical bills, and negotiations with the insurance company and the City of New York.  When the City of New York offered $100,000 (Ann) + $65,000 (Orian) on top of the insurance company’s offer of $50,000 (Ann) + $30,000 (Orian), our experienced personal injury team knew that this offer was not good enough.  While that is a lot of money to reject, Ann and Orian put their complete trust in our hands and we are glad they did! With the help of The Case Handler team, Ann and Orian successfully won a total recovery of $1,697,500!

Also, we are thrilled to report that it was because of Ann and Orian’s case that The City of New York finally fixed the manhole cover issue!

The Result: $1,697,500.00 Settlement

  • Ann: $1.5 Million from City of New York + $50,000
  • Orian: $100,000 from City of New York + $47,500

Contact Adam Handler – NYC Manhole Accident Lawyer

If Ann and Orian’s story makes you a little paranoid to drive (or walk) over manholes, we just want to remind all of you to pay attention to the road at all times and, if possible, to not drive over manholes just in case. We would rather try and help prevent a life-changing injury, but our team is here for you no matter what life may throw your way. After driving over a defective or open manhole, you may be feeling defeated and blame yourself for not seeing it. The City of New York (and potentially other nearby establishments) may be held responsible for your accident, so let an experienced NYC manhole accident lawyer review your case and guide you in the right direction. If you or a loved one were (or are ever) injured in a manhole or pothole accident, contact a New York personal injury attorney that has the reputation of being “on point from start to finish.”

For a free consultation with The Case Handler attorneys at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, please call 929-223-4195.


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