Thomas Howard v. Poughkeepsie Up-To-Date Co., Inc. and Johnny Coleman

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Case Name

Thomas Howard v. Poughkeepsie Up-To-Date Co., Inc. and Johnny Coleman

Type of Injury

FRACTURED HIP AND WRISTS

Occupation

Poughkeepsie Town Highway Dept. Employee

Location

Dutchess, NY

Verdict

This action settled for a structured settlement with a present value of $301,222.

Verdict Amount

$301,222.00

Case Details

VIII/42-30 MOTOR VEHICLE — MOTORCYCLE — U-TURN — FRACTURED HIP AND WRISTS

SETTLEMENT: Thomas Howard v. Poughkeepsie Up-To-Date Co., Inc. and Johnny Coleman Date of Settlement 1/22/91 Dutchess Supreme

Pltf. Atty: John J. Basso of Spiegel, Pergament, Brown & Basso, Poughkeepsie

This action settled for a structured settlement with a present value of $301,222.

On 7/19/89, Pltf., a 23-year-old employee of the Poughkeepsie Town Highway Dept., was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by a car owned by Poughkeepsie Up-To-Date Co. and driven by Deft. Coleman. Pltf. claimed that Deft. made an improper U-turn into the path of his motorcycle. Injuries: non-displaced fracture of the hip; bilateral fractured wrists. The right wrist required surgery. Pltf. claimed that he has lost sensation and grip strength. He was hospitalized for 24 days and lost 11 weeks from work. Pltf. claimed that he will develop arthritis in the hip and wrists in the future. Settlement apportionment: The structure has a guaranteed payout of $1,140,749. Pltf. Experts: Dr. Samuel Simon, orth. surg., Poughkeepsie; Edmond Provder, vocational rehabilitation, Manhattan; Dr. Andrew Weintraub, Ph.D., economist, Rhinebeck.