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$617,500 Settlement for a 48-Year-Old Woman Who Required two Surgeries After a Series of two Collisions in Albion, New York

Joan L. Seitz and Stephen Seitz, Individually and as Husband and Wife, v. Andrew Cox, Edward M. O’Dell, Western Express, Inc. and Proline Carriers, Inc.

Knee injuriesOn July 3, 2001, forty-eight-year-old Joan Seitz was traveling through the intersection of Eagle Harbor Road and West Lee Road in Albion, New York. As she proceeded through the intersection, her SUV collided with a tractor-trailer, driven by Andrew Cox, that was blocking her lane of travel. Following this first collision, Ms. Seitz was involved in a second collision when she was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Edward O’Dell. As a result of the two collisions, Ms. Seitz suffered significant injuries to her neck and right knee.

After the collisions that caused Ms. Seitz’s injuries, she sought legal representation from Jed Dietrich, Esq., a highly experienced car accident attorney in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. filed a personal injury lawsuit on Ms. Seitz’s behalf against Mr. Cox, the tractor-trailer driver; Proline Carriers, Inc., the owner of the tractor-trailer that Mr. Cox was driving; Western Express, Inc., the company that subsequently purchased Proline Carriers, Inc.; and Mr. O’Dell, the driver who rear-ended Ms. Seitz.

Ms. Seitz’s Complaint alleged that Mr. Cox and Mr. O’Dell negligently operated their vehicles and that Proline Carriers, Inc. and Western Express, Inc. were vicariously liable for Mr. Cox’s negligence. Ms. Seitz argued that the first collision was caused by Mr. Cox suddenly entering into the path of her vehicle and stopping, resulting in an unavoidable obstruction of the intersection. Ms. Seitz argued that the second collision was caused by Mr. O’Dell’s tailgating of her vehicle. The defendants opposed these claims and argued that the collisions were caused by Ms. Seitz’s own negligence.

As a result of the collision, Ms. Seitz suffered significant injuries to her neck and right knee. Ms. Seitz suffered from a C5-6 disc herniation, which required her to undergo a cervical fusion in August of 2002 with Dr. Andrew Cappuccino. In addition, Ms. Seitz suffered a tear of the meniscus of her right knee, which required her to undergo arthroscopic surgery in April of 2003 with Dr. Joseph Buran.

Despite undergoing surgeries, Ms. Seitz continued to experience neck and right knee pain. In addition, Ms. Seitz suffered a permanent reduction of the range of motion in her neck and an impaired ability to walk. The defendants argued that Ms. Seitz’s injuries did not result from the accident.

Throughout the lawsuit, the defendants argued that they were not liable for the collisions and that Ms. Seitz’s claimed injuries were not related to the collisions. Nonetheless, experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney Jed Dietrich, Esq. aggressively and tenaciously pursued the compensation that Ms. Seitz deserved. Ultimately, Ms. Seitz obtained a settlement totaling $617,500 to compensate her for her lost wages and past and future pain and suffering that resulted from the motor vehicle collision of July 3, 2001.

Steadfast dedication to his client enabled Jed Dietrich, Esq. to acquire a winning result. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is an experienced personal injury trial attorney in Buffalo, New York who strives to provide the highest level of personal injury representation to his clients. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is committed to helping those who were injured because of someone else’s negligence and always pursues maximum compensation for his injured clients. If you could use the assistance of an aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. today at (716) 839-3939!

WERE YOU INVOLVED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION THAT RESULTED IN ANOTHER COLLISION BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, ROCHESTER, NIAGARA FALLS OR ELSEWHERE IN NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ., A SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK, AND HIS TEAM OF HIGHLY EXPERIENCED MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY AT (716) 839-3939 FOR THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

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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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