On February 18, 2014, Abigail was a standing passenger on a bus owned and operated by the MTA Bus Company. As the bus approached the intersection of Guy Brewer Boulevard and Claude Avenue, another MTA bus struck the rear bus in which Abigail was standing. Several passengers fell on Abigail as a result, injuring her left leg. The MTA bus in the rear later claimed that the accident was caused by icy road conditions. After the accident, Abigail was placed in an ambulance and transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
As a result of the accident, Abigail was diagnosed with a left leg fracture (tibial plateau fracture) and was admitted to Jamaica Hospital for 38 days. Two days after the accident, she underwent surgery to her leg fracture. Following her release from the hospital, she underwent years of physical therapy and a series of steroid injections to her knee. Abigail walks with a limp and her injuries cause continuous pain.
Luckily, Abigail’s husband heard about Adam through Irie Jam Radio and he referred Adam to her. The initial offer from the insurance company was an impressive 1.5 million. However, Adam thought there was much more to be gained in court. In the end, The Case Handler team fought hard to award Abigail with a $3,889,000.00 verdict!
It doesn’t matter if you are in a car, on a train, or on a bus, accidents can happen anywhere. The consequences of a bus accident can leave a lasting impact on any victim’s life. Most people would expect that since a bus is so big, being hit by another bus wouldn’t result in as serious of a collision. In this case, the collision was definitely a severe one, and is all the more reason that it’s important to have an experienced bus accident lawyer’s number saved in your phone. Been in an accident and think you have a case? Contact The Case Handler team today!
For a free consultation with Adam Handler – The Case Handler, contact his office at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP by dialing 929-223-4195.
**Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.