Foley Law Firm Secured 4th Largest Car Accident Verdict in PA for 2019 By Tom Foley III on October 16, 2020

The Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer recognized the Foley Law Firm for securing the fourth largest car accident verdict in the state of Pennsylvania in 2019. Attorneys Thomas J. Foley III and Michael J. Foley secured the $1,050,000 verdict in the case of Kanyuck v. Progressive Insurance.

We previously mentioned this $1 million accident verdict earlier this year, but we now have media confirmation about how momentous it was in the state. The verdict is a testament to the Foley Law Firm’s commitment to clients. Our lawyers based in Stroudsburg and Scranton are diligently focused on client’s lives and their needs following catastrophic injuries and events.

The Motor Vehicle Accident

The accident occurred in 2017 in the parking lot of Ahart’s Market in Blakeslee, PA. Stephen Kanyuck (then 72 years old) and his son Stanley Kanyuck (then 43 years old) were hit by a speeding Nissan SUV.

The driver of the Nissan, Agnes Hamilton (then 80 years old), accidentally hit the accelerator rather than the brake. Her SUV struck other parked vehicle and a shopping cart corral, pinning the Kanyucks in the process.

The Lasting Effects of the Accident Injuries

The Kanyucks suffered multiple fractures and other injuries to their legs. Stanley was permanently disabled by the collision, and as a result requires the use of a cane to walk. The injuries sustained also affected his job as a security guard.

Dispute with Progressive Insurance

Stanley first recovered $250,000 against Hamilton’s policy. He also sought additional compensation through Progressive, his own insurance provider, through his underinsured motorist policy. Progressive contended that Stanley’s injuries did not warrant more than the $250,000 from Hamilton’s policy.

Give the extent of Stanley’s injuries and the impact on his life and livelihood, the attorneys at the Foley Law Firm advised him to reject Progressive’s offer and instead take the case to court.

Kanyuck v. Progressive Insurance

The five-day trial ended favorably for Stanley Kanyuck. A Monroe County jury ruled on his behalf, and awarded him more than $1 million. Only three other Pennsylvania motor vehicle cases in 2019 secure more for the plaintiff.

In addition to the $1 million verdict for Stanley Kanyuck, the Foley Law Firm also secured a $500,000 pre-trail settlement for Stephen Kanyuck given the injuries he sustained.

Foley Law Firm Is On Your Side

The attorneys at Foley Law Firm care about your interests, not the interests of big businesses or insurance companies. The people of Scranton and their families are our focus. We provide sound legal counsel and guidance for those in need.

In addition to this $1 million verdict against Progressive, Foley Law Firm also secured an $800,000 verdict for a plaintiff against State Farm Insurance. Our lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve following a life-changing injury or event.

Schedule a Consultation

If you live in the greater Scranton or Stroudsburg area and would like more information about legal matters, we encourage you to contact our skilled injury accident lawyers. You can also reach the Foley Law Firm by phone by calling (800) 523-6539.

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