Jose and Lydia Garcia v. Universal Elevator Co., Inc.

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Case Name

Jose and Lydia Garcia v. Universal Elevator Co., Inc.

Type of Injury

AGGRAVATION OF PRIOR SPINAL PROBLEM WITH RADICULOPATHY

Occupation

elevator operator

Location

Bronx, NY

Verdict

$1,500,000 for Jose G.; $100,000 for Lydia G. for loss of services. Settled for $850,000 pursuant to a “high/low” settlement agreement ($250,000/$850,000).

Verdict Amount

$850,000.00

Case Details

VI/1-18 ELEVATOR ACCIDENT – AGGRAVATION OF PRIOR SPINAL PROBLEM WITH RADICULOPATHY

Jose and Lydia Garcia v. Universal Elevator Co., Inc. 13543/86 3-week trial Verdict 6/25/87 Judge Harold Tompkins, Bronx Supreme

VERDICT: $1,500,000 for Jose G.; $100,000 for Lydia G. for loss of services. Settled for $850,000 pursuant to a “high/low” settlement agreement ($250,000/$850,000).

Pltf. Atty: Guy I. Smiley of Smiley, Schwartz & Captain, Manhattan

Deft. Atty: Hugh J. He