Partner Bill Ryan resolved the case of 81-year-old Chung Tsoi in a speedy
15 months from the date of the accident to settlement. The case settled
on the eve of jury selection in New York County Supreme Court. Mr Tsoi
was struck in the crosswalk by a bus making a left-hand turn at an intersection
in the Chinatown section of Manhattan. The insurance carrier did not make
any substantial offers of settlement until the case was about to go to
trial. In New York State, anyone 70 or older is entitled to a special
trial prefence in their case which enables them to get their day in court
sooner rather than later.
For a person in their golden years, if they don't get speedy justice,
they may wind up with no justice during their lifetime. In this case,
the stellar work of Bill and our staff in the vigorous investigation and
prosecution of this matter resulted in the defendants being locked into
ironclad liability and demonstrable continuing damages for which they
ultimately had to offer a substantial settlement acceptable to our client
or face justice at the hands of a jury.
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