Bryan and Jude Hornung
P. 0. Box 684
Southampton, N.Y. 11969
1399 Franklin Ave, Suite 302
Garden City, N.Y. 11530
It is with much gratitude that we send this letter of thanks.
The Plaintiff in this case fell while performing tree work at our property
and unfortunately became a permanent quadriplegic.
Our previous defense attorney hired by our insurance company specialized
in defending homeowners and insurance companies against accident liability
claims and lawsuits. After we provided her all the facts and circumstances
related to the case, her response was to concede and settle the case.
She not only recommended that both our insurance companies pay the full
extent of our policies coverage, but also stated we should expect the
lawsuit to breach the limits of our insurance coverage and extend into
losing our personal assets. After continued negative outcomes being presented
to us by our prior attorney, we had enough. We had previously researched
defense attorneys and were aware of your excellent reputation. Our insurance
carrier thereby offered to hire you as our replacement defense attorney.
Upon accepting the case you immediately called to introduce yourself and
drove to our home to meet us in person. You spent hours with us, going
over the details and circumstances of the case, analyzing the accident
site, measuring distances, examining the grounds, bushes, and related
equipment. You took extensive notes and became thoroughly informed with
all aspects of the case. Your confidence and professional assurance immediately
put us at ease and changed our perspective toward the lawsuit. We finally had hope.
After subsequently exchanging discovery with the plaintiffs attorney, you
finally had the opportunity to question the Plaintiff at the first EBT.
Your methodical and creative questioning led to discovery of previously
undisclosed pertinent facts, and plaintiffs extensive experience, which
was extremely detrimental to their case. The Plaintiffs attorney was so
frustrated by your successful questioning that he caused a disruption
that created the need for the deposition to be adjourned. I suspect he
intentionally wanted to stop your very successful line of questioning
of the plaintiff.
At the onset on the next scheduled EBT, the once obnoxious and confident
plaintiff attorney, sheepishly requested to settle the case, hoping that
the previous offer from our prior attorney and the Insurance Company was
still available. It was blaringly evident the plaintiff's attorney
did not want to battle with you in court as he feared his client may end
up with nothing.
Your extensive knowledge of the law and intuitive line of questioning won
the day and the case. We would like to express our sincere thanks for
your courtesy, professionalism, and friendship. Jude and I will be forever
grateful for your help.
Bryan P. Hornung