Bronx Jury Rules in Favor of Jacoby & Meyers Client in Civil Case: $250,000 Awarded for Pain & Suffering Following Motor Vehicle Accident

Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner at Jacoby & Meyers, is pleased to announce that a Bronx civil jury recently awarded $250,000 to a Jacoby & Meyers’ client for past  and future pain and suffering following her involvement as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The case was argued by Bronx-based Jacoby & Meyers’ attorney Gustavo W. Alzugaray.
“My congratulations to Mr. Alzugaray on his outstanding work in obtaining a positive outcome for our client,” said Finkelstein. “His dedication to meeting the needs of his clients exemplifies our firm’s commitment to success for those we serve.”
Mr. Alzugaray’s client was traveling with her husband and children in a livery vehicle that was involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of West Fordham and the Major Deegan Expressway in New York City. As a result, the client suffered injury to her right knee that required surgery. The verdict is particularly satisfying as the two insurance companies initially offered a combined $45,000 to settle, which was rejected by the plaintiff on the advice of J&M counsel.  
“The people of the Bronx sent a strong message to careless drivers and uncaring insurance companies with this verdict,” noted Mr. Alzugaray. “They recognized that in one careless moment, life was forever changed for this wife and mother. Hopefully this compensation can provide her some relief from medical expenses and worry.”

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP