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SPBMCC Members David J. Dean and John F. Nash Secure $1.25 Million for Trip-and-Fall Victim

January 9, 2024 in , ,

On May 17, 2023, SPBMCC Members David J. Dean, Esq. and John F. Nash secured a $1.25 million settlement for a man who tripped and fell while jogging on a public roadway.

An Evening Run Leads to Fall Before the Storm

During the late evening of Oct. 25, 2012, days before Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on Nassau County South Shore communities, our 49-year-old client was jogging when he tripped and fell on an uneven roadway. The roadway was the joint property of the municipalities of Long Beach and Hempstead.

Fall Leads to Multiple Surgeries and Permanent Injuries

Hurricane Sandy delayed the client’s medical treatment, but he eventually had surgery to correct a tear in his medial meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. The client’s pain was treated with the medication Lovonox, which caused vascular complications throughout his body, requiring a prolonged period of recovery.

Members Dean and Nash Secure $1.25 Million for Plaintiff’s Injuries

While the defense argued that no one had reported tripping over the uneven roadway before, SPBMCC Members David Dean and John Nash argued that it probably did, but was unreported to authorities because it did not previously result in a serious injury to others. Our client was unable to return to his profession as a pharmacist and sustained lost wage damages. After the court determined Hempstead was negligent in failing to repair the asphalt, the case was settled prior to the damage trial in Nassau County Supreme Court for $1.25 million to cover the plaintiff’s damages for the injury and compensate him for lost wages.

Learn More About Firm Members David J. Dean, Esq. and John F. Nash 

David J. Dean, Esq. is a senior trial attorney with a special focus on litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and plaintiff personal injury. His work has resulted in scores of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. To learn more about member David J. Dean and other notable cases he has litigated, click here. 

John F. Nash joined the firm in 1980 and became a member in 1985. Nash has recovered a series of substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in the areas of product liability, premises, and motor vehicle negligence. To learn more about Firm Member John Nash, click here.

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