Attorney William J. Ryan of Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP recently
represented a man injured by a motor vehicle accident, securing a verdict
to cover the plaintiff's damages. The case claimed that the plaintiff,
our attorney, sustained multiple serious head injuries after his vehicle
was struck by the truck of the defendant, who had crossed the highway
median driving in the opposite direction.
The plaintiff suffered two subdural hematomas and a transtentorial herniation
of his brain. His injuries from the accident required two serious brain
surgeries two months after the incident. Residual effects of his injuries
have had a permanent impact on his life and career, as he was forced to
cut back on his responsibilities at work. He also requires periodic counseling
and therapy—all of which have cost him both emotionally and financially.
After seven days of trial, Attorney Ryan was able to convince the court
of his client's grounds to claim damages for his losses and expenses.
The six panel jury voted unanimously to award the plaintiff $1,344,839.1
and concluded the case. The case was tried in Ulster County, New York
at the Ulster Supreme Court.