“Law & You” Attorney Ed Ciarimboli led the legal team that obtained a $1.4 million jury verdict in a truck accident case. Learn more about the case in this edition of “The Law & You.”
Dave Kuharchik: It is time once again for “The Law & You,” and not even the extreme hear of summer or the constant stream of downpours can stop our legal team from getting back here in the virtual law center. Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli, good to see you guys.
Ed Ciarimboli: Ah, it’s good to be back here in the virtual law center. I was away for two weeks.
Dave: We have it nice and comfortable here for you and we’ll get to our question today, which is actually a picture. You guys have an accident scene you want to have to take a look at here. A verdict just came out on this case. Tell us a little bit more about it.
Ed: Well, this is the reason I wasn’t here for the last two weeks. This case involved a young man, who was a soldier. He was traveling back to Fort Benning and he was struck by a tractor-trailer that was operated by a Canadian trucking company. And we tried the case in federal court in front of Judge (Joseph) Saporito who was just a terrific judge, ran a really outstanding courtroom. And we ended up with a $1.4 million verdict in the case. Really good result, tough case, great family. We couldn’t be more proud of being able to represent this young man. It was a good result.
Greg Fellerman: And let me tell you, people don’t understand the dynamics of a courtroom. But this was an extremely difficult case that we took into the courtroom. And despite having a minimal $25,000 offer from the insurance company on this case, we knew we were right, we walked into that courtroom and fought tooth and nail for our client. And the jury agreed with us and gave us a very nice verdict to adequately compensate this young man. But that’s what we do on a daily basis. The insurance company, that’s 52 times the offer, if you think about it. Fifty-two times what the insurance company valued the case at. We were right, they were wrong. But that’s the type of work we’re doing for people like you out there in Northeastern PA. So it’s sometimes good to share our wins with you guys. He did a killer job.
Ed: We had really amazing client, a young kid who dedicated his life to serving our country, had actually joined the Army at age 17. Really, just an amazing kid. And he’s doing ok now, but he’s got some permanent injuries that he’s going to have to deal with for the rest of his life. This jury did the right thing. They listened to the evidence, they were really into the case, they paid attention. And they got the right result.
Dave: Well, congratulations to you both and best to the family. Of course, if you need legal help or advice, you can check the guys out by giving them a call or checking them out online. Results matter. Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli, thanks guys.
Greg and Ed: Thanks, Dave.
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