Successful Motion for Summary Judgment

Yvrose Morin v Sandra Y. Torres, Index # 502272/19

Congratulations to Ivan J. Rodriguez for his successful summary judgment motion in this personal injury case. This case stems from a two car accident that occurred in Queens, New York.  The defendant claimed that this rear-end accident was caused when the plaintiff unexpectedly stopped short while driving causing the defendant to hit her in the rear.  We were able to demonstrate that the defendant was following too closely at the time of the accident and that she gave contradictory statements to the police immediately following the accident. The court determined that the plaintiff was not responsible for the accident and deemed that the accident was 100% the fault of the defendant.

Successful Motion for Summary Judgment

Michael Myers, et al. vs. Sharif M. Khan, Index #:  716938/2018

Congratulations to Ivan J. Rodriguez for his successful summary judgment motion in this personal injury case. This case stems from a three car accident that occurred on the Southern State Parkway.  It was our position that the defendants were fully responsible for causing this accident  this case. The defendants disagreed claiming that the plaintiff bore some responsibility for the accident. The court agreed with our position and granted our motion. The trial of the case will proceed solely on the issue of the extent of the plaintiffs’ injuries. Here is a copy of the court’s decision.

Successful Liability Verdict

Nelson Viruet v. American United Transportation, Inc. – NY Civ. Ct., Index #: TS-300035-18/NY

Congratulations to Ivan J. Rodriguez for his successful liability verdict on this disputed intersection accident. This is a two car accident in an intersection. The jury rejected the defendants’ claims that the plaintiff was either fully or partially to blame for the accident and determined that the defendants were 100% responsible.

Successful Liability Verdict

Della Scruggs v. MVAIC – Kings Civ. Ct., Index #: TS-300257-16/KI

Congratulations to Ivan J. Rodriguez for his successful liability verdict on this disputed pedestrian knock-down case. This is an accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. The defendant claimed that the plaintiff stepped off the curb into the path of a moving vehicle. The jury rejected the defendants’ claims that the plaintiff was to blame for the accident and determined that the driver was 100% responsible.

Settlement Before Trial: $275,000.00

$275,000.00 settlement obtained for an undocumented immigrant who sustained a head injury as he was riding a bike and was struck by a vehicle. At the time of the accident, the bicyclist, was legally intoxicated, he was riding the wrong way in traffic and was not wearing a bicycle helmet. Our investigation revealed that the defendant driver was partially responsible for failing to avoid striking the bicyclist. In addition to the $275,000.00 we obtained payment of approximately $98,000.00 for payment of his medical bills and an additional $15,000.00 for his lost earnings.