PMT Winning in Court: Battle Tough and Trial Ready (Jan 2020)

PMT Winning in Court: Battle Tough and Trial Ready (Jan 2020)

What makes a successful trial attorney? There are many people who are able to try cases, but there is a huge difference between trying a case and winning a case. Winning a case requires special skills that not everyone has. Among the skills needed are creativity and confidence. To successfully represent the client’s best interests, it is necessary to be able to see all the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence in the case. Then, develop a big picture so that a compelling story can be told to the jury. Jurors expect to hear a client’s side of the case and the top trial attorneys are able to craft an explanation or a reason why your client is not responsible. What makes our PMT trial attorneys so effective is it they search for and find that creative story and then confidently present it to the jury. This month we highlight two cases which our PMT trial attorneys successfully tried to defendants’ verdicts. These cases demonstrate the creativity and confidence that make our attorneys the best in the business. PMT Partner Lawrence J. Buchman – View Bio Court: Supreme Court, Queens County Judge: Judge Leslie J. Purificacion Case Type: Motor Vehicle Accident Caption: Sue Ann Frias v. NYCTA Index No.: 705139/2017 Verdict Date: Nov. 13, 2019 Decision: Jury Deliberated Defense Verdict On April 13, 2016, Sue Ann Frias, a 68 year old woman, fell on the Q24 bus of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority because of an alleged unusual and violent sudden stop by the bus driver near the intersection of Atlantic and Rockaway Avenues.  The plaintiff claimed that...
Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP Is Pleased to Report Some of Our Most Recent Trial Results

Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP Is Pleased to Report Some of Our Most Recent Trial Results

Trial Attorney: Lawrence J. Buchman (Nassau County) Larry Buchman of Pillinger Miller Tarallo represented a defendant driver in a civil case for personal injuries who had pled guilty to DWI and vehicular assault in the accident. The pedestrian plaintiff was demanding a mid six-figure amount over our client’s insurance which was lowered to $150,000 at jury selection. The essential evidence was that our driver was driving under the speed limit in the middle lane of a Nassau County highway when the pedestrian staggered into the car’s path over 100 feet from the closest crosswalk. The jury came back with an 80% verdict against the plaintiff pedestrian who had a blood alcohol level two times higher than our defendant driver and the pedestrian crossed a six lane highway while “jay-staggering or jay-stumbling.” Prior to receiving the verdict, the plaintiff accepted a nominal four-figure amount of money over the policy for settlement. Trial Attorney: Christopher G. Todd (Kings County) In this case, Plaintiff was struck in a crosswalk by a driver who ran a red light and fled the scene. The impact threw Plaintiff into the side of our client’s car, which was legally turning left in front of Plaintiff. Plaintiff sued our clients only, and did not attempt to identify the fleeing driver, nor pursue an MVAIC claim. Our pre-trial investigation was crucial in identifying and garnering the cooperation of a non-party witness who provided critical testimony at trial. At trial, there was a unanimous defense verdict. Trial Attorney: Robert J. Gironda (Richmond County) In this case, the insured driver stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded through the...
PMT Attorney Lawrence Buchman Delivers a Win

PMT Attorney Lawrence Buchman Delivers a Win

Larry Buchman of Pillinger Miller Tarallo represented a defendant driver in a civil case for personal injuries who had pled guilty to DWI and vehicular assault in the accident. The pedestrian plaintiff was demanding a mid six-figure amount over our client’s insurance which was lowered to $150,000 at jury selection. The essential evidence was that our driver was driving under the speed limit in the middle lane of a Nassau County highway when the pedestrian staggered into the car’s path over 100 feet from the closest crosswalk. The jury came back with an 80% verdict against the plaintiff pedestrian who had a blood alcohol level two times higher than our defendant driver and the pedestrian crossed a six lane highway while “jay-staggering or jay-stumbling.” Prior to receiving the verdict, the plaintiff accepted a nominal four figure amount of money over the policy for...