Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: On January 2, 2006, a young engaged couple was traveling on Henry Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia during a rain storm when the Defendant-driver, who was traveling in the opposing direction, hydroplaned due to a large puddle of water that had accumulated as a result of clogged drains located along Henry Avenue. As a result of this accident, both Plaintiffs suffered disc herniations; one Plaintiff having to undergo a cervical fusion and the other Plaintiff being forced to leave her lucrative job as a physician’s assistant.
Cooper & Schall, P.C. forced the Defendant-driver’s insurance company to pay her entire insurance policy of $100,000.00 to each of the Plaintiffs. Cooper & Schall, P.C. also aggressively sued the City of Philadelphia and because they were successful in arguing that the City was negligent for failing to keep the drains free from debris and trash, which caused the puddle of water to accumulate on Henry Avenue placing the Plaintiffs in harm’s way, the City of Philadelphia settled the case for $300,000.00 after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C.