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Verdict in Neck and Knee Injuries Case Reduced on Appeal for Workers Compensation Benefits Received from Prior Accident

Posted in Economic Damages, Knee Injuries, Neck Injuries

On June 2, 2010, Rosemary McKnight was a passenger in a city bus which rear-ended a tanker truck on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. As a result, Ms. McKnight, then 48 years old, injured her neck and both knees. In her ensuing lawsuit against the transit authority and its driver, Ms. McKnight’s motion for summary judgment… Continue Reading

Substantial Jury Awards for Driver and Passenger Reduced in Intersection Crash Case

Posted in Brain Injuries, Knee Injuries, Leg Injuries

On August 19, 2008, Dorothy Dunnigan was driving through an intersection on White Plains Road in the Bronx when her vehicle was struck by a transit authority bus. Both the 79 year old Ms. Dunnigan and her 41 year old passenger Dorothy Lemon sustained serious injuries. In their ensuing lawsuits, a Bronx County jury determined… Continue Reading

City and Construction Company Liable for Substantial Injuries in Car Crash Caused by Unsafe Highway Lane Closures

Posted in Knee Injuries, Leg Injuries, Loss of Consortium Damages

On May 20, 2006 at about 3 a.m., a five-car pile-up occurred on the West Side Highway near 79th Street in Manhattan. Initially, a taxi was rear-ended and caused to strike the car in front of him. While those three cars were disabled in the roadway, James Gregware, coming over a blind hill in the… Continue Reading

Pain and Suffering Awards Affirmed for Truck Driver’s Injuries to Ankle, Knee and Back Due to Fall at Gas Station

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Back Injuries, Knee Injuries

On February 19, 2009, Ruben Corena drove his truck to the Sunoco gas station at 880 Garrison Avenue in the Bronx. While walking back to his truck after paying for his fuel, Mr. Corena fell and sustained injuries due to cracked pavement and oil on the ground. On January 8, 2013, in the ensuing lawsuit… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Orders Reduction in Pain and Suffering Awards for Knee and Back Injuries

Posted in Back Injuries, Knee Injuries

On January 23, 2009 Elgin McEachin was driving his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer southbound on Saratoga Avenue through its intersection with Park Place in Brooklyn. At the same time, a New York City Police Department lieutenant was on the job driving his unmarked 2005 Ford Escape SUV eastbound on Park Place intending to make a right… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Reduces Pain and Suffering Award in Multi-Trauma Car Accident Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Knee Injuries, Neck Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On June 25, 2007, at about 8:30 a.m., Melody Sweet was driving her 1986 Mustang convertible on Innis Avenue in Poughkeepsie at a speed of 25-30 miles per hour when Christopher Rios pulled his sport utility vehicle out of a parking space on the side of the road and collided with her vehicle. A red… Continue Reading

Knee Injury Verdict Reinstated

Posted in Knee Injuries

On October 25, 2008, Betty Luna boarded a city bus at Archer Avenue and Southern Boulevard in Queens. She paid the fare, began walking back to get a seat holding on to the pole and then she fell to the floor onto her right knee when the bus suddenly accelerated and pulled away from the… Continue Reading

Police Officer Wins Substantial Award for Knee Injury

Posted in Knee Injuries

On August 14, 2003,  a blackout struck the entire Northeast resulting in widespread electrical power outages. Joseph Schaefer, a New York City police officer, was assigned to assist in the evacuation of Pennsylvania Station. Schaefer first led dozens of passengers from trains stuck inside tunnels at the station. Then, he came upon two women trapped… Continue Reading

Knee Injury results in $500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict but Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Jury to Determine if Injuries “Serious”

Posted in Knee Injuries

After a morning of shopping on April 16, 2005, Mildred Manuel boarded a city bus to head home. At her stop, Rockaway Parkway and Schenck Street in Brooklyn, the 64 year old Ms. Manuel stepped out of the bus and fell because of a roadway hole, thereby sustaining serious knee injuries.  A Kings County jury… Continue Reading