Jeffrey G. Pomeroy, managing partner at Greene & Reid, obtained a 1.2 million dollar settlement for a client involved in a motor vehicle collision in Jefferson County. The client was injured when the vehicle he was a passenger in lost control, exited the roadway and struck a tree head on. The client, who was 28 years of age at the time of the collision, sustained a C2 vertebral fracture, a concussion and a low back injury. The client underwent several years of treatment and rehabilitation as a result of his injuries and has been left with disabling and permanent injuries. Prior to commencing the lawsuit, the insurance carrier offered $75,000.00 to settle the case. After a few years of litigation, Greene & Reid was able to successfully negotiate a settlement for 1.2 million dollars to compensate the client for his losses relative to his past and future pain and suffering and economic losses.

Spring is Time for Motorcycle Accidents

You can ask any experienced personal injury lawyer when motorcycle accidents most often take place. I guarantee you the response will be, “In the spring, of course. That’s when no one is looking for motorcycles.”

Of course as a motorcycle rider, you know all too well, most motorcycle accidents occur in the spring.

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In northern Sweden, there’s a small town by the name of Kall. Kall is the Swedish word for “cold.” It is famous for ice driving – where, for a large fee, you can learn to drive high-performance cars flat-out on a frozen lake, and world-class rally-car racers test their vehicles for racing in the cold. Fortunately, all you can do if you spin your car out on the lake in Kall is drive into a snowbank, laughing, and watch the powder fly.

Not so in Central and Northern New York.

We’ve got plenty of snow and cold, all right. But a spin out in a whiteout on an icy overpass on one of our interstate highways won’t leave you laughing. It will most likely leave you seriously injured, and at risk of being struck by another car … or a truck or bus. Driving in winter in Central and Northern New York can lead even the best drivers to catastrophic outcomes.

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