The Scranton, PA attorneys of Foley Law Firm have secured a $1 million verdict in a pedestrian accident case. Our legal team is pleased that we were able to help our client Stanley Kanyuck receive enough to cover the injuries from the crash and the impact of these injuries on his job prospects and earnings. It just goes to show how important it is to have a skilled pedestrian accident attorney on your side.
Below, let’s cover the basics of what occurred in Kanyuck v. Progressive. We’ll then discuss what it means for our future injury accident clients.
What Happened in This Pedestrian Accident
The accident happened on April 4, 2017 in Monroe County, and involved injuries to Stephen Kanyuck (then 72 years old) and his son Stanley Kanyuck (then 43 years old).
While driving in the parking lot of an Ahart’s Market, Agnes Hamilton (then 80 years old) hit the accelerator rather than the brake. Her Nissan SUV struck a shopping cart corral and parked vehicles, pinning both Stephen and Stanley in the process.
Injuries Sustained in the Accident
As a result of this pedestrian crash, Stephen suffered multiple leg fractures and contusions. Stanley suffered multiple fractures as well as additional leg and ankle injuries. The accident left Stanley permanently disabled, and he now requires the aid of a cane to walk. The injury impacted his job as a security guard.
Pre-Trial Settlement and a Lawsuit Against Progressive
Hamilton settled with the Kanyucks prior to the trial.
Because of Stanley’s permanent disability from the accident, he requested $702,000 in lost future earnings from Progressive, his own auto insurance provider. Progressive argued that despite Stanley’s injuries, he could still earn money through various types of non-strenuous labor.
Rather than accept Progressive’s offer, Stanley went to trial with representation from the Foley Law Firm in Scranton.
A $1 Million Verdict on Behalf of Our Client
A Monroe County jury ultimately found on behalf of Stanley in this case. The initial offer from Progressive was just $100,000 of their $325,000 in total coverage. They will now be asked to award Stanley with $1.05 million.
Foley Law Firm also recently took another case to trial on behalf of an injury client against State Farm Insurance. State Farm offered just $40,000 on up to $100,000 in coverage; the jury found in favor of our client, awarding $800,000.
Our Lawyers Fight for Injury Victims and Their Loved Ones
If you’ve been injured in a serious accident, you face a number of challenges. Insurance companies will often attempt to reduce their payouts to policyholders, sometimes egregiously so. This should not be tolerated. Our lawyers are here to help injury victims receive enough to lead lives with dignity, and that account for the hardships ahead.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
If you live in the Scranton area and want more information about legal options following a serious collision, be sure to contact our skilled team of injury accident attorneys. You can reach the Foley Law Firm by phone toll-free at (800) 523-6539. Our lawyers are here to help.