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1 800 HURT 511

The Sanders Law Firm

Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk Accident Settled for $900,000

This case involved a 62-year-old female home attendant who was crossing the street on her way to work on November 3, 2011. As she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue pedestrian walk signal, the defendant made a left turn from the cross street onto Amsterdam and stuck her. Plaintiff had lumbar vertebrectomy surgery for her injuries. She never returned to work and currently uses a cane.

After depositions were held and demands made upon the insurance carrier to tender their $1,250,000 in coverage, the case was transferred to trial firm veterans, Mark Bernstein and Jennifer Gerdes to prepare for trial.  The key to the settlement was that we had done all the work and we were ready to pick a jury. The insurance company faced the possibility of an excess verdict. The client received a great deal of money without having to be exposed to what a jury might have decided. More negotiations were held until parties agreed to settle the pedestrian accident lawsuit for $900K. Importantly, our attorneys were able to reduce a $200,000 lien owed by our client down to zero. Mr. Bernstein and Mrs. Gerdes were especially satisfied with this settlement because their efforts allowed our client to keep an additional $200,000 which otherwise would have been paid back to a private health insurance company.

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Stephanie De La Cruz
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I was an UBER passenger and the car got rear-ended by a utility van. I called 1-800-HURT-511 since a friend dealt with them before and I was glad I did. My attorney was extremely professional and aggressive when necessary. He was transparent from the start and didn’t complicate things unnecessarily.

Stephanie De La Cruz

Jordan Barnes
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Serious team effort from the entire staff to get my work injury case resolved quickly. They built a strong case and kept me in the loop for the duration. This team also delivered on two previous occasions and did it in a very cost-effective way. A faithful customer for life thank you!

Jordan Barnes

Kevin Diaz
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I highly recommend HURT-511! When the insurance companies turned me away after a scary scooter accident that nearly killed me, a lawyer at HURT-511 stayed and fought for me and recovered the entire policy! Their staff is well-informed and always available to answer my questions. They treated me like one of their own and I made the right decision to stick with them. Thank you so much!

Kevin Diaz

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