On February 16, 2018 a jury awarded a local postal worker who was injured while at work ten times the maximum settlement offered by the defendant’s insurance company.
The Case for Workers’ Compensation
The victim was making deliveries on her rural postal route when she was rear ended. As a result of the car accident her shoulder, neck and lower back were injured. The shoulder injury required surgery. The neck and back required physical therapy and injections. Later a recommendation of neck surgery was also made. The numerous medical treatments left our client with a significant Workers’ Compensation lien.
How Sobo & Sobo Helped
After hearing the story, Sobo & Sobo took this challenging case and began working to obtain the compensation their client deserved. At the start of the year and a half long litigation process, a modest settlement was proposed by the insurance company. Unfortunately it was well below the amount of the Workers Compensation lien and significantly less than the maximum cap on the insurance policy.
In order to best serve the needs of their client, Sobo & Sobo made the decision to go the distance and bring the case to trial. In the end, the judge sided with the plaintiff and the jury awarded the victim more than the insurance cap and more than ten times the settlement offered.
“My attorneys really took the time to understand my case,” said the client, “which was refreshing after being rushed by my insurance company into a settlement that wouldn’t help me much at all.”
Client Wins 10X+ Settlement Offered By Insurance Company
Attorneys Brandon Cotter Esq. and Funsho Ilori Esq. remained committed to gaining a favorable verdict on behalf of the client. “We knew it would be a difficult case, but we were confident that we would be able to obtain the best possible outcome for the client.” Funsho Ilori Esq. said. “We work in an office among many great attorneys who set an example and prepare us for difficult cases such as this.”
Sobo & Sobo is proud of the efforts of the legal team on this case. They did not give up, fought for their client and was able to secure a landmark settlement. If you or someone you know was injured at work, contact us online or call (855) 468-7626 for a free consultation with a New York workers’ compensation attorney.