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Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Rear End Collisions
  • Stop sign collision
  • Pedestrian struck by Auto Collision
  • Accidents caused by Uninsured / Underinsured Drivers
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Distracted Driving: phones, texting, emailing doing makeup
  • Motor Cycle Accidents
  • Road Rage Accidents

Auto Accidents

  • Settlement for $4 Million: NJDOT Worker Seriously Hurt when Hit by Oil Tanker

    A NJDOT worker injured when his truck was hit by an Oil Tanker settled his Middlesex County suit for $4 Million says his Lawyer Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison.
  • Edison woman gets $1.1M verdict after truck drags her car in '09 crash

     The victim in a 2009 car crash has been awarded $1.1 million for pain and suffering after a tractor-trailer ran over her car and dragged it down the street. Evelyn Coneo, a resident of Edison, needed a plate and four screws implanted in her neck and tore a rotator cuff in the accident, said her attorney, Nick Leonardis, of Stathis and Leonardis.
  • Family of 4 Settles for $3.4 Million for delivery van crash

    Four members of a family who were injured while passengers in a delivery van accepted to a settlement worth $3.4Million says their attorney Nicholas J. Leonardis. The vehicles driver fell asleep and the van overturned on the Pelham Parkway in The Bronx. One of the minor plaintiffs received $350,000 in a structure settlement expected to pay $3,362,420 over his lifetime.
  • Wins $2.3 Million: Passenger Injured in Car Rear-Ended by Municipal Garbage Truck

    The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority(MUA) agreed on June 4 to pay $2.3 Million to a passenger injured in a car rear-ended by a Garbage Truck.
  • $1.35 Million Settlement Auto Accident

    A woman who was struck by a construction vehicle which entered here lane attempting to illegally pass another car settled her Middlesex County case for $1.35 Million says her Attorney Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison.  The plaintiff was stopped in traffic with her left turn signal onwaiting for oncoming traffic to clear to make her left turn. Traffic behind plaintiff also stopped. The defendant who was employed by a construction company did not see the line of cars stopped ahead of him and could not stop. He crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck the plaintiff in the drivers door as she proceeded to make her left turn.  The plaintiff injured her shoulder and suffered disc herniations to both her Neck And Back. She required both a Cervical Fusion surgery as well as shoulder surgery says Attorney Leonardis.  
  • $1 Million For Automobile Injuries

    After Our client was hurt on the job he came to Our office for help. He was out of work. His bills were piling up and the insurance carrier refused to authorize the treatment he needed. He was on the job when a distracted driver plowed into the rear of his work truck. He injured both his neck and shoulder and was unable to work.  We filed a workers comp claim to make sure his wages and bills were paid and that he received the treatment he needed. We also sued the distracted driver who caused the accident. The distracted driver tendered his limited $250,000 policy but that was not enough for all our client suffered. When our clients underinsured motorist carrier refused to tender their $1million UIM limits we proceeded to Mandatory uim Arbitration. Retired Judge Stroumstos ruled in our favor awarding the full policy limits of $1 Million.  Our client also continues to receive a total disability award from workers compensation for his work related injuries. Our aggressive litigation allowed us to maximize our clients recovery to the fullest extent possible. 
  • Jury Awards $1.25 Million for Road Rage

    A Middlesex county jury awarded $1.25 Million on Sept 13 to a woman injured in an accident she blamed on road rage. however, her partial liability will reduce her net award to $937,500 says her attorney Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison. The plaintiff was struck on the New Jersey Turnpike causing her car to spin out of control and strike a concrete divider. She suffered a fractured sternum and low back injury requiring a Lumbar Fusion says attorney Leonardis. The verdict was "significantly higher" than the final pre trial offer made by the defense. "Our client wished to have her day in court and was very pleased with the result" says Attorney Leonardis
  • $900,000 for Auto Accident

      In Nov. 2011 Mou Chan was traveling South on the Garden State Pkwy when she was struck from behind by another car says her lawyer Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison. Ms. Chan suffered 2 Cervical Disc Herniations requiring a cervical Discectomy & Fusion Sugery with implantation of hardware. She missed 17 months from work and claimed $80,000 in lost wages. The parties settled the case after mediation with retired Judge Nicholas Stroumstos.  
  • $850,000 For UMDNJ Employee in Auto Accident

    A Middlesex County woman accepted $850,000 on March 3 for back injuries suffered in a collision while driving a car for her employee, UMDNJ.
  • $815K Settlement for Rear-End Crash

    Arora v. Pombar: A woman who underwent back surgeries for an injury sustained in a highway rear-end collision settled her Middlesex County case for $815.000 on Dec. 1.In September 2011, Neeru Arora, then 43, was stopped in traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge, N.J. Another motorist driving a box truck struck the vehicle immediately behind Arora's, which in turn struck the rear of her vehicle, according to her lawyer, Nicholas Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison, N.J. The truck driver, Michael Pombar, was working for a trucking company  FDR Transport LLC. Arora suffered a lumbar disc herniation, which required a discogram and microdiscectomy. She underwent a second back procedure because of complications stemming from the first—a piece of the disc broke off—and has some residual pain, Leonardis said.The parties failed to settle at mandatory arbitration, and a trial date was set. 
  • $700,000.00 for Motorcyclist struck by car

    A Piscataway man was injured when his motorcycle was struck by a car accepted $700,000.00 last Tuesday to settle his Middlesex County suit. Plaintiffs motorcycle was struck on August 11, 2010 when the car moved from the right lane to the left to make a U-turn says his attorney Gregory A. Stathis, Esq. of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison.
  • $550,000 For Injuries Suffered in Auto Accident

    A driver who claimed permanent back injuries caused by a car accident accepted $550,000 and settled his Monmouth County suit on Dec 23 says plaintiffs Lawyer Nicholas J Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison.
  • $500,000 For Man Who Injures Knee in Auto Collision

    A tow truck company whose driver allegedly caused a motorists knee injury in a collision agreed on May 18 to pay $500,000 to settle their Middlesex County Suit says Plaintiffs attorney Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison.
  • $500,000 For Head Injury in Bus Crash

    A woman who suffered fractures and a head injury in a car crash and claimed it caused psychological problems settled her Monmouth County suit on June 3 for $500,000.
  • $475,000.00 for Driver struck by Tractor Trailer

    Plaintiff claimed that the driver of an 18-wheeler was responsible for a collision that hurt the driver of another vehicle. Terry King of Mississippi tried to make a U-turn on Old New Brunswick Road in Piscataway on June 27, 2008 and crashed into a car driven by Plainiff causing a spinal disc injury. Plaintiff was required to have surgery according to a suit filed in Federal Court in Newark by Gregory A. Stathis, Esq. of Stathis & Leonardis in Edison, New Jersey.