Accident Victim Walks Away With Over $500,000

From the CT Law Tribune

Dimitrios Stefanidis v. Sherry M. Black and Francis D. Black: A man who was rear-ended in traffic and ended up with a neck and back injury, was awarded $470,000 recently by a Superior Court jury in Stamford.

Dimitrios Stefanidis, 37, who was driving a Mercedes sedan, was rear-ended while stuck in slowed traffic on Interstate 95 by a vehicle driven by Sherry M. Black. According to a press release from the law firm representing Stefanidis, Black failed to keep a proper lookout and to maintain an appropriate distance between the vehicles.

Stefanidis, meanwhile, suffered permanent injuries to his neck and back. Specifically, doctors discovered that Stefanidis had a herniated disc in his neck and another bulging disc in his low back. His doctors claim he will need surgery in his lower back to repair the disc herniation.

Stefanidis was employed as a car salesman at the time of the crash. He now claims the injuries have significantly impaired his ability to earn a living.

Stefanidis hired attorney William M. Davoren, of Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky in Stamford, who sued Black and the owner of the car she was driving for negligence. Davoren did not return messages seeking comment for this article.

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