Notable Case Winnings For Our Clients
In Tortorella v. Ong, a Middlesex County jury on April 20 awarded a Scotch Plains woman $5 million in damages as a compensation for spinal injuries she sustained when her car was read-ended.
A state Department of Transportation employee allegedly injured when his truck was hit by another accepted $4 million on March 2 to settle his Middlesex County suit, Leonardis v. Allied Oil LLC.
Leonard v. J.M.B. Linen Management: Four members of a family who were injured while passengers in a delivery van agreed on July 24 to a settlement worth $3.4 million.
The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority agreed on June 4 to pay $2.3 million to a passenger injured in a car rear-ended by a garbage truck.
A homeowner who claimed she developed a chronic pain condition after stepping on a broken glass left behind by a cleaning crew accepted $2 million on June 27 to settle her suit, Mento v. Kean Enterprises.
A Middlesex County jury awarded $2 million on Oct. 24 to a man who required back and neck surgery after he slipped in an icy parking lot. Nicholas J Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis In Edison NJ was Trial Counsel for Plaintiff. Plaintiff was heading into a restaurant when he slipped on a large patch of ice in the parking lot at The Plaza at Woodbridge on Feb. 7, 2014. He sustained cervical and lumbar disc herniations, and underwent fusion surgeries.
The ice was the result of run-off from a large pile of snow that was melting, causing water to drain toward a nearby storm grate before it re-froze, said Nicholas Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison, who represented Plaintiff. The snow removal contractor warned the owner that leaving a pile of snow in that spot was hazardous, but the owner said it could not be left elsewhere because it would cause the loss of parking spaces, Leonardis said.
The family of a man who died after having drinks at a bar in Jersey City and then driving his car into the Morris Canal Basin agreed to a $1.75 million settlement in a Middlesex County case, Pych v. Powerhouse Lounge, on May 10.
Callaghan v. Hub Group: A Franklin Township man will receive $1.5 million as compensation for injuries he sustained when the hired car in which he was traveling collided with a guardrail.
A Woodbridge man was awarded $1.35 Million at trial for injuries he suffered as a result of a distracted driver. The plaintiff, was stopped exiting an auto dealer in Woodbridge when his car was struck by a vehicle that went across the roadway, and collided into his stopped car. Superior Court Judge Gelade entered the judgment following a bench trial for according to his lawyer, Nicholas Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Ediston, N.J.
My Leonardis confirmed that “Our client was the unfortunate victim of a distracted driver. We see this way too often in NJ”. Our client suffered a cervical disc herniation, which required fusion surgery to repair. Mr. Leonardis was assisted at trial by associate Sean Mahoney who earned his first Million Dollar Trial recovery.
Vasisht v. Kugel: A Middlesex County jury awarded $1.25 million on Sept. 13 to a woman hurt in an accident she blamed on road rage, but her partial liability reduced recovery to $937,500.
Klinger v. New Jersey Manufacturers: A Middlesex County jury awarded $1.25 million on May 8 to a woman who claimed her existing shoulder condition was made worse after her car was struck in a rear-end accident.
A Carteret will receive $1.25 Million for spinal injuries he suffered in a rear-end collision on Jan 8, 2013. Plaintiff was stopped in traffic on Route 9 in Old Bridge, NJ when his car was struck from behind, according to her lawyer, Nicholas Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison, N.J.
Mr. Leonardis confirmed that his client suffered a lumbar disc herniations, which required an anterior lumbar fusion surgery. The parties reached a settlement at trial in Middlesex County prior to jury selection.
Massey v. Jassil: A man visiting a boarding house injured in a fall on the premises settled his Middlesex County suit for $1 million.
Hondo v. Travelers Ins. Co.: A motorist allegedly injured in a rear-end collision recovered $1 million in a Middlesex County suit.
Hutting v. Drazner: A man struck while crossing a street recovered $850,200 on Nov. 13 in arbitration of his Monmouth County suit.
Shapiro v. Vaidhinathan: A Middlesex County woman accepted $850,000 on March 3 for back injuries suffered in a collision while driving a car for her employer, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Urugutia v. Supremo Food Market: A Plainfield woman who was injured in a supermarket fall settled her Middlesex County suit for $745,000 on June 15.
Myzie v. Neto: A Piscataway man injured when his motorcycle was struck by a car accepted $700,000 last Tuesday to settle his Middlesex County suit.
Sweeney v. Starbound Talent Competition: A woman who claimed injuries from tripping over a cable wire at a talent show accepted $625,000 on July 19 in her Middlesex County suit.
Stumpe v. Cutler: A driver who claimed permanent back injury caused by a collision accepted a $550,000 settlement on Dec. 23 from the other vehicle’s driver.
Lupo v. Macauley: A Middlesex County jury awarded $545,000 on Feb. 11 for a pedestrian hit by one motorist after an unidentified motorist waved him across the roadway.
Cooper v. North Jersey Auto Services: A tow truck company whose driver allegedly caused a motorist’s knee injury in a collision agreed on May 18 to pay $500,000, the plaintiff’s lawyer says.
Leonardis v. Edison Glen Condominiums, et al.: A Middlesex County jury awarded an Edison woman $500,000 on Nov. 6 for injuries suffered from slipping on a patch of ice at her condominium complex.
Scoppettulo v. Schirripa: A woman who suffered fractures and a head injury in a car crash and claimed it caused psychological problems settled on June 3 for $500,0000 from the other driver’s $1 million policy.
Edwards v. RC Trucking: A trucking company will pay $475,000 to settle a claim that the driver of an 18-wheeler was responsible for a collision that hurt the driver of another vehicle.
Biernacki v. Wawa: A Wawa market agreed on July 9 to pay $450,000 to a patron who fell and tore his knee.