You can often learn as much about a firm from the way it handles smaller cases as you can from the larger ones. This is one such example.
On February 9, 2009, Keith Fuicelli tried the matter of Cortez v. Moran. Mr. Cortez was rear ended at a slow speed. He felt a pop in his back and, on the advice of the investigating officer, went to the emergency room in an ambulance. After that, he sought some conservative chiropractic care.
Because Mr. Cortez’s vehicle suffered only minor damage, the insurance company for the person who rear-ended Mr. Cortez only offered $250 to settle his case. What is surprising about this low offer is that Mr. Cortez’s total medical expenses were over $9,000.00.
Due to this ridiculously low offer, Fuicelli & Lee filed suit against the at-fault driver in County Court. After a one day trial, Mr. Cortez received a verdict that with costs and interest exceeds $15,000.00.