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Steve Coffey Wins $350,000 For Injuries in Auto/Pedestrian Accident

After a 2-day trial in Albany County Supreme Court, Personal Injury Attorney Steve Coffey won a $350,000 jury verdict for a client injured in an auto/pedestrian accident.  Theo Palmer of Altamont suffered serious back injuries in December 2015 when he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk.

Jury trials have become increasingly rare. Mr. Coffey refused a settlement offer of $42,000 that was deemed too low to sufficiently compensate for the serious back injuries Mr. Palmer sustained in the collision.  Justice Gerald W. Connolly presided over the trial.

Mr. Coffey was not interested in mediation. “I am a trial attorney,” he said. “In my experience, juries, not mediators, are best to determine the value of a case.”  Mr. Coffey’s entire career reflects that belief.

Well known for fearless advocacy on behalf of his clients, Mr. Coffey has multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements over 40 years.  He has gained a reputation for aggressively advocating for clients injured through another’s negligence. Mr. Coffey was named to the first ever Medical Malpractice Verdict Hall of Fame awarded by New York Law Journal for a $43.5-million-dollar verdict for injuries sustained at childbirth.

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