During the first week of February, classical pianist, William Finizio of New York City, was awarded a total of $2.5 million by a Morris County jury in New Jersey for sustaining injuries in his elbow during a car accident in November 2011. This injury caused the forty-seven-year-old to become permanently unable to play the piano at the proficiency he achieved prior to the accident.
According to The Daily Record, the defendant in the case was a motorist from Rutherford, New Jersey, who struck the vehicle that Finizio was driving on Route 80 in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, New Jersey.
Greg Allan Stone, Finizio’s legal counsel, said playing the piano was not Finizio’s main source of income but that doing so “defined him as a person”. He added that this injury from the crash also negatively impacted how Finizio played the guitar and other musical instruments.
By pursuing legal action against the negligent or irresponsible driver who was responsible for your personal injury in an accident, you may have the chance of obtaining financial compensation to help you in your recovery. Our experienced team at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC in Lexington, Kentucky can provide you the legal advice or representation you may be seeking. Please call our offices today at 859-788-7600.