Attorney Ryan Obtains $6M Settlement for Injured Worker

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney William J. Ryan was recently successful in securing a $6 million settlement on behalf of his client, K.T.C. The 50-year-old laborer had been unloading a tractor-trailer in Brooklyn, NY when he was struck on the head by box that had fallen free. He sustained a paralyzing neck injury in the accident, and has since been confined to a nursing facility. It is for this reason that K.T.C. made the decision to enlist the help of our firm and pursue damages from the parties responsible: the tractor-trailer's owner, Leroy Dedicated Logistics, Inc., and the owner of the facility whose workers had originally loaded the truck, Railex, LLC.

Attorney Ryan alleged that the defendants' negligence had caused the accident, making them liable for the victim's past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and past and future lost earnings; however, the defendants saw it different. Leroy Dedicated Logistics, Inc. and Railex, LLC claimed that Top City Produce's workers were the ones responsible for causing the accident, further alleging that the workers' negligence had contributed to K.T.C.'s injuries. Ryan contended that the defendants had failed to ensure that each of the pallets was properly secured within the truck before transporting them to Top City Produce—as each were supposed to be secured by plastic wrap and cardboard corner panels.

Although the defendants continued to deny any wrongdoing, the parties were able to resolve the case by negotiating a reasonable settlement. Top City Produce's insurers agreed to pay $5,775,000, Railex's insurers agreed to pay $150,000 and Leroy Dedicated Logistics' insurers agreed to pay $75,000—resulting in a combined settlement of $6 million. The victim also expects to receive lifelong workers' compensation benefits for the paralyzing burst fracture that he sustained in his C5 vertebra. If you or someone you love has been injured in a similar accident, you should not hesitate to find out what the New York personal injury lawyers at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP can do for you.

Not only has our firm managed to recover more than $420 million on behalf of our clients, but we offer more than 100 years of combined legal experience. For this reason, you can rest assured that our firm is well-equipped to assist you in pursuing the level of compensation that you deserve if you or someone you love has been injured in New York. All you have to do is give us a call today at (646) 759-9910 to take advantage of a free initial consultation. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, so you can trust that we will be there for you when you need us most. Call today to learn more!