In the matter of Lewis v. Milliman, Michael Williams recently obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $165,000.00 for plaintiff who was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle while crossing a crosswalk suffering head and lower back injuries. This was a top 100 Jury Verdict for the year in the state of New Jersey.
Anthony Locascio and Michael Williams recently obtained a settlement for $368,500.00 for their client who was rear ended by another motor vehicle while at a stop light and suffered injuries to his wrist and lower back.
Michael Williams recently obtained a settlement for $250,000.00 for his client who was rear ended by a school bus and suffered injuries to her neck and lower back.
Michael Williams recently obtained a settlement for $100,000.00 (policy limit) for his client who was in a motor vehicle accident with a taxi cab and suffered aggravations to his age related preexisting lower back conditions.
Johnson v. T. Glennon Inc.: A Jersey City man accepted $5 million to settle his suit alleging that machine failure led to an accident that crushed his legs.
On Oct. 31, 2006, Charles Johnson, then 36, was making repairs to a rail-road track in Mansfield for his employer, T. Glennon of Hillsborough, when the brakes failed on a tamping machine, which removes and replaces ties. The six-ton machine ran over his legs, says his lawyer, Robert Gold of Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C. in Morristown.
Johnson suffered leg fractures and extensive soft-tissue damage, and had 16 surgeries to debride wounds, set bones, and reconnect tendons and muscles. He also developed deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli, and still has a bone infection, which has required more than a dozen debridement since he left the hospital. He is 100 percent disabled and unable to work, says Gold.
Johnson alleged in the Middlesex County Superior Court that T. Glennon failed to properly maintain the machine.
Gold says testimony by the person hired to repair the machine – that he informed the company that the brakes were shot but was told replacements Cost too much – would have overcome the workers’ compensation bar.
T. Glennon settled in June and paid the $5 million in September, says Gold. Since then, he has been dealing with workers’ comp liens, and on Feb. 6, sought approval of his fees because the settlement exceeds $2 million.
T. Glennon’s lawyers, Joseph Fuoco of McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter in Morristown and Victor Rotolo of Lebanon, did not return calls.
Products liability claims against machine maker Plasser American Corp. based on lack of a dual brake system and a mechanism to warn when it was moving – will be mediated on March 6 by former Judge Mark Epstein. now with Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick.
Plasser’s attorney, Thomas Mulcahy of Purcell Mulcahy O’Neill & Hawkins in Bedminster, confirms the settlement.
I recently won a $450,000.00 binding arbitration award for our client, Ms Parker. One morning, Ms Parker was going to drop off her baby at a friend’s apartment before she went to work. It was raining that day, and because there were no rain absorbent mats inside or outside the complex, water accumulated at a staircase. Ms. Parker, with her baby in her arms, slipped on that water, and was unable to stop her fall because the handrail she grabbed was loose and wobbled away from her, causing her to continue her fall with her baby. Ms. Parker held tight to her child, and while she protected her baby from injury, Ms. Parker sustained serious fractures to her ankle requiring surgery. With the help of engineering experts, and our own investigation, we were able to successfully prove that the apartment complex was negligent in the care and maintenance of their property. We look forward to helping all people who are injured when others violate important rules of safety.
Anthony Locascio, partner of the firm, recently resolved a case for $262,000.00 where our client fractured her ankle when she slipped on ice. In this case, the day before the accident there was a significant snow fall and knowing there would be freezing temperatures the following morning, the snow removal company recommended that the association pay for an “ice watch” which the contractors would perform the following morning to the benefit of the residents. However, the association chose to save money instead of protecting their residents and refused the ice watch. The following morning our client slipped and fell because of refreeze and ice which developed over the evening and fractured her ankle. Our office prides ourselves in protecting our clients when they are needlessly endangered by entities which prefer to save money over protecting people.
Anthony Locascio, partner of the law office, has recently settled a case for $240,000.00 wherein our client was an owner of a condominium unit and injured when she fell from a hidden step in their club house. With the use of our expert we were able to prove that the club house, and its hidden step, was needlessly endangering all residents via the failure of warning signs and proper lighting. Through depositions we were able to prove there was complete lack of inspection and attention to the area by the property manager. Our client sustained a fracture of her knee which required surgery to fix. We look forward to investigating all cases where people sustained injuries when another person or company violates an important safety rule.
Anthony Locascio, partner of the law office, recently settled a case where his client was riding his motorcycle when another vehicle failed to properly observe the rules of the road and needlessly endangered his life by turning into his lane of travel. Anthony’s client was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained multiple injuries including a fractured leg and skull. While Anthony’s client recovered from this accident, he still has difficulty with his memory focus and concentration because he sustained a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult cases unless they are pursued by a law office that has extensive experience in handling them. The symptoms for traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to recognize and from the very start of any symptoms our office works with our clients to not only help them through their difficulties but to make certain they are with the right medical professionals that specialize in these life changing injuries.
Michael Williams obtained a $170,000 settlement for his client who slipped and fell on an icy driveway fracturing her wrist. Plaintiff was working as an EMT who responded to a 911 call for an elderly man during a snow storm. It would have been plaintiff’s burden to prove that the elderly man was negligent by failing to keep his driveway free of hazards.