Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Attorney Brian P. McElroy recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in an auto accident.
As case records show, Brian’s client was a passenger in a van which provided care and living assistance to adults. Though such entities have legal obligations to take reasonable steps that ensure the safety of those in its care, the company in this particular case did not properly assist the victim with her seat belt.
As a result of their failures to help the woman fasten the van’s safety restraint, our client suffered injuries when the van’s driver suddenly stopped short while in transit. The abrupt stop caused our client to fall from her seat in the van and land directly onto her right elbow. Her injuries required surgery on the elbow.
Ultimately, Brian and our legal team were able to effectively illustrate how the company failed to meet its legal obligation for ensuring the safety of its passenger, especially in light of their additional needs and circumstances and the fact that the company operated as an adult care service. Our client’s significant injuries and medical expenses increased the need for a full financial recovery, and Brian prevailed in negotiating a substantial settlement for $230,000.
Negligent Companies, Preventable Accidents & Victims’ Rights
Brian’s recent settlement is an illustration of the civil justice system’s power for leveling the playing field between individuals and companies, corporations, and insurance carriers. Through the assistance of knowledgeable civil trial lawyers, victims of negligence, wrongdoing, and other injustices can hold corporate entities accountable for their negligence and / or the negligence of their employees, and ultimately liable for the damages victims suffered.
Brian P. McElroy is an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who draws from his experience in business and commercial litigation to help clients prepare for and prevail in complex trials, or gain the negotiation leverage needed to secure positive resolutions and recoveries outside of the courtroom. A New Jersey native, Brian is passionate about protecting the rights of the injured, the wronged, and those who need a voice in our justice system in a range of personal injury, auto, accident, premises liability, and other similar cases.
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