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Electrocuted Infant Receives $18 Million Recovery, Secured by The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm

Plaintiff, a 10 year old boy, was on a town softball field when he was electrocuted by a guy wire connected to a transmission line owned and maintained by the defendant Power Corporation. The electrical current that passed through plaintiff’s body caused, among other injuries, second and third degree burns resulting in multiple surgeries, skin grafts, amputation of two toes and the loss of use of the plaintiff’s left arm and hand.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm argued that the power company negligently maintained the power lines, permitting the boy to suffer injuries.

By |June 8th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Recovers $8 Million in Motor Vehicle Accident Case

An automobile accident between plaintiff, an 11 year old boy, and defendant driver, resulted in the death of plaintiff’s mother and injuries to plaintiff.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm originally filed suit against the defendant driver, but joined the automobile manufacturer under Section 388 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, which indicates that owners of motor vehicles are vicariously liable for any negligent acts of the driver of said vehicle. The defendant driver’s vehicle was owned by the automobile manufacturer because it was a leased vehicle and, therefore, the automobile manufacturer was subject to vicarious liability for the acts of the defendant driver.

By |June 7th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm recovers $2.4 million for victim injured in truck/auto accident

It was argued that the driver of a tractor trailer was traveling at an unsafe speed for the road conditions was trying to switch lanes when it struck another tractor trailer and thereafter struck the client’s car resulting in the firm’s client’s vehicle to spin and strike a barrier. As a result of the accident, the client sustained extensive damage to his spine including numerous herniated discs in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical portions. The client underwent multiple surgical interventions to stabilize his spine.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm argued that it’s client not only suffered economically due to the loss of employment resulting from said accident but also suffered non-economic damages as well. Furthermore, it was argued that daily pain and suffering has ultimately diminished client’s quality of life significantly not only in the scope of employment but also in client’s personal livelihood.

By |June 7th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Secures a $2.05 Million Recovery for Sixteen Year Old Boy Injured in Automobile Accident

Plaintiff was ejected from the front passenger seat of a vehicle that failed to negotiate a curve in the road, resulting in traumatic brain injury, which required extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm initiated a cause of action against the driver of the car and the town where the road was located. The allegations against the township maintained that the road was inadequately signed, in that, it did not contain a curve ahead warning sign with an advisory speed sign, alerting drivers to the safe direction and speed to travel around the subject curve. A traffic engineer ball-banked the curve in question and determined the safe speed for travel to be 20 mph. Because the roadway did not have any speed signs, the traveling public could legally travel upon the road at 55 mph.

By |June 6th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

$458,500 Recovered for Slip and Fall Victim by The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm

Plaintiff sustained injuries to his leg and foot while attending a graduation when he struck a long stake located in a parking lot. The stake had been negligently abandoned by a video crew hired to record the graduation proceedings.

By |March 29th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Recovers $250,000 for Injured Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputy

Plaintiff, a Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputy, was injured in an accident instigated by defendant. While operating his vehicle, the defendant lost control and crossed the oncoming lane of traffic and struck the plaintiff, who was outside his car parked on the side of the road.

Because of the accident defendant was charged with Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent and Failure to Keep Right in violation of 1180 (a) and 1128 (a) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law respectively and later convicted of Failure to Keep Right. The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm brought a lawsuit against the defendant on behalf of the plaintiff in order to recover compensation for the injuries sustained by the plaintiff due to the defendant’s negligence.

By |March 29th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Secures $300,000 for Victim of Labor Law Violation

Plaintiff, while acting in the scope of his employment, sustained serious and permanent personal injuries when he fell from a ladder and the fall was violently broken by the activation of the safety line and belt assembly to which he was tethered.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm argued that fall and, therefore, the injuries were caused by the existence of dangerous and unsafe working conditions. Furthermore, the defendants possessed knowledge of the dangerous and unsafe working conditions, but did nothing to remedy the situation even though New York State Labor Law imposes a duty to provide employees with a safe place to work.

By |March 29th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Secures $615,000 for Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputy and K-9 Officer

After responding to multiple motor vehicles off the road due to slippery conditions on an interstate bridge, the plaintiff, a Sheriff’s Deputy and K-9 Officer, was injured when the defendant, the driver of a milk tanker, struck the rear end of another tractor trailer, starting a chain reaction with numerous vehicles. The plaintiff was struck during the chain reaction and sustained neck and back injuries. His Sheriff’s Patrol K-9 was killed in the collision.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm argued that the defendant was negligent because he operated his motor vehicle at a speed too fast for the conditions and that he failed to keep his motor vehicle under control as he approached the bridge.

By |March 29th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Defends Victim of False, Malicious, and Defamatory Statements.

Defendant negligently and intentionally filed false reports to a newspaper that plaintiff business owners were operating their business despite the existence of valid cease and desist orders. After the newspaper printed the statements made by defendant, The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm initiated a cause of action to compensate plaintiffs for injuries and damages suffered to their business and themselves due the publication of false, malicious and defamatory statements. The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm secured a settlement of $20,000 for the plaintiffs.

By |March 29th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm Secures $143,000 Recovery from Dentist

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm initiated a negligence suit after being retained by a man injured by his dentist. Mr. O’Connell argued that the dentist failed to employ the skill, care and diligence commonly and ordinarily possessed by and required of doctors and such failure resulted in the provision of incompetent, improper and insufficient medical care and attention. Because of the dentist’s negligence the plaintiff suffered nerve paralysis resulting in the decomposition of facial muscles, decay of teeth, sensory deprivation, and premature aesthetic deficiencies.

By |March 29th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments