Archive for December, 2009

Construction site accident

December 31, 2009

A man who fell some 30 feet at a job site was awarded nearly $29 million by a jury. The accident happened on July 11, 2006, on what is now JetBlue Airways Corp.’s terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Christopher Miller, then 29, was working on the structure’s roof when a gust of wind floored him and sent him plummeting through a hole of the roof. He fell about 30 feet, fractured his spine and had some other permanent injuries. He sued because he was not provided the proper safety devices that could have secured him to the roof. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an incident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or information@breedlovenoll.com

Auto accident verdict

December 24, 2009

A woman who sustained multiple fractures in a crash with a driver under the influence of alcohol was awarded $1.82 million by a jury. Lisa Barnes, at 39, was struck by Charles Owen, who pleaded guilty to charges related to the accident. Barnes sustained a fractured pelvis, a fractured humerus and fractured fingers. She required multiple surgeries including the implantation of plates and screws. She remained in the hospital for about 2.5 weeks. As a result of her injuries, Barnes is in constant pain. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an auto accident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or information@breedlovenoll.com