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$1,186,620 Settlement for 49-Year-Old Woman and Her Husband Injured in a Rear-End Collision in Buffalo, New York

John H. Benton and Erlein Benton v. Comtec of Western New York, Inc. and Isaac B. Thompson

Rear-end car accidentOn May 19, 2000, forty-nine-year-old Erlein Benton and her husband, John Benton, sustained serious injuries as a result of a rear-end car accident. The collision occurred while the couple was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Bailey Avenue and Broadway in Buffalo, New York. The forceful collision resulted in injuries to Mrs. Benton’s neck and right shoulder and to Mr. Benton’s jaw.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. aggressively pursued Mr. and Mrs. Benton’s personal injury claims by suing Isaac B. Thompson, the driver of the vehicle that caused the collision, and Comtec of Western New York, Inc., the owner of the vehicle driven by Mr. Thompson.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. successfully moved for summary judgment on the issue of liability in Mr. and Mrs. Benton’s case. When filing a motion for summary judgment, the moving party is asking the court to make a ruling in their favor on a particular issue because there are no genuine issues of material fact that would allow the other party to win on the issue. In this case, Judge Nelson H. Cosgrove found that there were no issues of fact regarding the defendants’ liability, and he granted Mr. and Mrs. Benton summary judgment on the issue. As such, the defendants were found liable and the case could proceed to focus on the damages that Mr. and Mrs. Benton suffered as a result of the collision.

As a result of the collision, Mrs. Benton suffered disc herniations in her neck at C5-6 and C6-7 which required her to undergo a spinal fusion surgery. In addition, Mrs. Benton suffered an injury to her right shoulder which required her to undergo an arthroscopic debridement surgery.

Mr. Benton suffered temporomandibular-joint dysfunction (TMJ). TMJ is known to cause pain in a person’s jaw joint and the surrounding muscles that control movement of the jaw.

The defense argued that the injuries to Mr. and Mrs. Benton were not caused by the collision because the impact was minor, having resulted in minimal damage to the bumper of their vehicle.

Despite the defense’s contention that Mr. and Mrs. Benton’s injuries were unrelated to the May 2000 collision, Jed Dietrich, Esq. successfully fought for the compensation that his clients deserved. Jed Dietrich, Esq. always pursues the maximum compensation for his clients, and he prepares each and every case as though it will go all the way to trial. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is dedicated to putting in the time and work necessary to secure the best result possible for his clients. Mr. and Mrs. Benton’s claim resolved just two weeks prior to the start of trial.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. aggressively and tenaciously secured $1,151,620 for Mrs. Benton and $35,000 for Mr. Benton, for a combined settlement of $1,186,620 for the losses that they suffered as a result of the May 19, 2000 motor vehicle collision.

IF YOU WERE INJURED IN A BUFFALO, NEW YORK REAR-END CAR ACCIDENT, YOU WANT THE BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK TO REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS.

JED DIETRICH, ESQ., RECOGNIZED AS A BEST LAWYER OF AMERICA, STRIVES TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PERSONAL INJURY SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF WESTERN NEW YORK AND BEYOND.

JED DIETRICH, ESQ. IS AN EXPERIENCED TRIAL LAWYER WHO IS READY TO AGGRESSIVELY AND TENACIOUSLY PURSUE THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE BY PREPARING YOUR CASE AS THOUGH IT WILL GO ALL THE WAY TO TRIAL.

CONTACT THE DIETRICH LAW FIRM P.C. TODAY AT (716) 839-3939 FOR THE ZEALOUS REPRESENTATION THAT YOU DESERVE.

Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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