Long Island, NY Personal Injury Law Firm Obtains $300,000 Award for Man Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C, a New York plaintiffs' personal injury law firm wins award at arbitration for motor vehicle accident victim.

In a recent auto insurance injury claim, Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C. represented a plaintiff who was operating a vehicle when he was rear ended by the defendant’s vehicle. New York law provides that individuals who are able to prove that negligence of another caused their injuries can recover compensation for the harm they suffered.

The plaintiff, in this case, suffered lower back injuries in the collision and eventually underwent surgery. The insurance carrier for the responsible party had an insurance limit of $25,000, which was tendered to the plaintiff. The Palermo firm then brought an under insured claim against the plaintiff’s auto insurance policy for an additional $275,000. When the insurance company refused to pay the amount voluntarily, arbitration was held. 

"This case is an example of exploring every avenue to seek fair compensation for injury victims. Our firm is happy to have obtained the best possible results for our client through arbitration of his underinsured motorist insurance claim."

Steven J. Palermo, Managing Partner

Steven Palermo, managing partner at Palermo Tuohy Bruno, explained, “When an insurer issues a formal denial of claim, the plaintiff has a number of options, one of which is filing for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association.”

The arbitration hearing officer awarded Palermo’s client the full limit of the policy, an additional $275,000. In addition, the hearing officer commented in his decision that the plaintiff’s injuries exceeded the policy limits and awarded arbitration fees as well.

Steven Palermo stated. “Our attorneys always explore every avenue to seek fair compensation for injury victims.” He added, “We are happy to have obtained the best possible results for our client through arbitration to resolve his underinsured motorist insurance claim."

About the Firm: Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C is a personal injury law firm. The firm offers legal services for victims of serious injury accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle and construction site accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death. The firm has offices in Hauppauge, Huntington, Garden City and New York City. The firm has received recognition as The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and its attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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