On November 18th, 2021, Eleanor was walking across Main Street near Depot Square in Westchester County when she was struck by a vehicle driving approximately 20-25 mph. The driver of the car stated that he “didn’t see a pedestrian crossing street” in the police accident report. A witness driving behind the car that hit Eleanor stated that he witnessed Eleanor get up after getting hit and walk over to the sidewalk to sit down in a safe place. Eleanor felt dizzy and sleepy right after getting hit. She was taken by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center where she was evaluated, treated, and admitted to the hospital.
As a result of the accident, Eleanor suffered a pelvic and thoracic spine fracture. Upon review of imaging and examination of her injuries, she underwent non-operative treatment in a Cervical Thoracic Orthosis (CTO) brace (a type of neck and upper body brace) and was admitted to the hospital for 5 days. She was later medically cleared for discharge to home with family support, a rolling walker, and outpatient physical therapy prescription. She was unable to do any heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying for at least 6 weeks. Until she was cleared by the doctor, she also could not drive.
Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, Eleanor called our team for legal help! After investigating, we discovered that the driver that hit Eleanor had a maximum policy limit of $25k. So that was the most Eleanor could recover, right? Not with The Case Handler team! With the help of our diligent Westchester County pedestrian accident lawyer at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, we helped Eleanor recover the maximum $25,000 policy limit from that Defendant, and an additional $75,000 from underinsured motorist coverage for a total settlement of $100,000.00!
The Result: $100,000.00 Settlement
- $25k Maximum Policy Limit
- $75k Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage