The lawyer who represented a man injured when a Staten Island ferry crashed has
finally been awarded his full attorney fees from the settlement. In 2008, the attorney
won the case of a man paralyzed from the chest down as a result of the Andrew J.
Barberi ferry accident which occurred on October 15, 2003, reports a New York Injury
Attorney. Due to the age of the incident, details of the crash were not given at this time
as they had been previously reported. No pictures were offered either. The final verdict
was $18.3 million for the injured man, giving the lawyer a grand total of $6 million for
representation. Brooklyn Federal Judge decreased the attorney’s compensation to 20%
of the total award instead of the typical one-third shortly after the decision of the case,
says a New York Injury Lawyer. The judge gave the reasoning that the city’s
liability for the crash had been proven before the case went to trial, thereby apparently
lessening the amount of work for the attorney. The issue of liability was the main factor
in the judge’s decision for the cut, and it is not clear if there were any other contributing
reasons. This reduction brought the total for the attorney to $3,660,000. After an almost
two year battle, the judge has reversed his decision and the attorney will get to keep the
full $6 million. A New York Injury Lawyer should be the first call after an incident in
which you are harmed as a result of someone else’s carelessness.
There is no reason to not receive the highest possible compensation when you have
been injured by the negligence of another. Call a New York Injury Attorney today and
get started on the road to recovery, physically and financially. A New York Injury Lawyer
may not be able to take away all your pain, but they can help diminish the mental
anguish and suffering from an accident.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its New York Injury Lawyers, has convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area including Clason Point Park, NY. Our New York Injury Lawyers can provide you with advice to guide you through situations where an injury resulted because of another’s negligence. Without a New York Injury Lawyer you may lose your rights which may cost you a significant amount of money.
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