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Cellino & Barnes Bus Accident Settlements

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes worked diligently to resolve the following bus accident cases.

Settlement Reached for Wrongful Death After Catastrophic Bus Crash
Our client, a truck driver, had pulled over to the side of the road to take his dog for a walk, while our client’s wife sat as a passenger in his truck.

As our client stood in front of his tractor-trailer, it was suddenly rear-ended by a charter bus carrying a girls travel hockey team.

Cellino & Barnes Bus Accident Attorney, Richard Barnes, made a Zone of Danger claim on behalf of our client’s wife and for the wrongful death of her husband.

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Wrongful Death – Confidential Settlement Reached in Charter Bus Accident
Our client was a passenger on a charter bus traveling across New York State. 
As a result of the bus driver’s negligence, the driver drove the bus into the bridge at a speed of 50-55 mph, crashing into the bridge and causing the bus to become lodged under bridge.  
Attorney Brett Manske worked diligently with the bus company to come to a resolution for our client’s family in this case. 

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Bus Accident Settlement Reached for Injured 6 Year Old Girl

Our client, a 6 year old girl, was in a serious accident involving a charter bus in New York. 

As a result of this charter bus accident, our client sustained serious injuries in the crash and was admitted into the pediatric ICU for various head, orthopedic, and internal injuries. 

Cellino & Barnes attorney Brett Manske led extensive negotiations.

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Cellino & Barnes Secures $1.8 Million for Boating Accident Victim

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Richard Amico, a personal injury attorney in our Rochester office, led the legal team that secured the maximum available insurance coverage.

The settlement was reached shortly after the complaint was filed and served on the defendants. The insurers for the defendants agreed to pay the plaintiff the full policy limits ($1.8 million) for the injuries suffered in this boating accident.

“Our client suffered an amputation of her left thumb and a crush injury to her right arm,” explained Attorney Amico, one of our Rochester-based personal injury attorneys. “This young lady’s injuries were extremely serious. Unfortunately, we were limited by the maximum amount of available insurance coverage – which we were successful in securing.”

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Cellino & Barnes Attorney, Gregory Pajak, Settles Pedestrian Case

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Buffalo News Article – Updated: February 1, 2011

Gregory Pajak, a car accident attorney at the law firm of Cellino & Barnes, recently settled a case against a Town of Tonawanda police officer.

Our client was crossing Military Road, when he was hit by a police car that wasn’t responding to an emergency.  As a result, our client suffered a compound leg fracture and was hospitalized for 10 days. Case was settled for $149,000.

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Truck Accident Victims Receive $3.25 Million

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Cellino & Barnes – Trial Attorney Michael J. Cooper

Our clients were on the job working as City Garbage Collectors, when their vehicle was t-boned by a truck that ran a red light.

As a result of this truck accident, our clients suffered injuries to their back, knee, neck and head. Both clients underwent spinal fusion surgeries.

Attorney Michael Cooper prepared the cases for trial and hired some of the best experts in the country, including accident reconstruction experts.  As a result of his thorough preparation, the insurance companies, on the eve of trial, finally agreed to his settlement demand of $1.75 million and $1.5 million, respectively.

“Michael Cooper’s  thorough preparation and determination to proceed to trial was a key to the outcome of this case,” stated Ross Cellino.