Automobile Accident - Multiple Fractures

Motor Vehicle Accident; L5-S1 burst fracture requiring spinal fusion, Lisfranc fracture (forefoot fracture-dislocation) requiring surgery, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), fracture of right orbit (eye sicket), fractured jaw, fracture palette requiring surgery
Amount of Settlement
Special Damages
Medical expenses: approximately $180,000.00; lost earning capacity: approximately $40,000.00
Plaintiff's Attorney
Ronald E. Gluck, Boston, Massachusetts
Nassau County Supreme (New York state)
Settled after twelve months of litigation
Other Useful 

Plaintiff, a 26-year-old former minor league hockey player was a passenger in a Mazda Navaho vehicle. On the day of the accident he and four other young men had traveled from New York State to Western Massachusetts to go skiing. On the return trip to New York, after a full day of skiing, the driver fell asleep at the wheel. He awakened in time to realize that his vehicle had drifted approximately one foot off the roadway. The driver then attempted corrective action but overcompensated by turning his vehicle to the right causing it to flip over three times as it crossed one side of Route 84 to the other. The vehicle landed in the ditch. The plaintiff was hospitalized for approximately one month and underwent multiple surgeries over this period of time. Upon his discharge from the hospital, he underwent a rigorous regiment of physical therapy for approximately eight months. The plaintiff made a good recovery and is now employed in a scouting capacity by a national hockey league team. Plaintiff's counsel, Ron Gluck, was admitted to the New York Bar, pro hac vice.

Client Reviews
David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case. Peter
Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school. Jeff
Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything. Jesenia
I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David. Paul
Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question. John
Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents. Josh