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Appellate Court Affirms Trial Judge’s Increased Evaluation of Pain and Suffering Award in Laborer’s Case Alleging Ankle and Shoulder Injuries

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On March 24, 2007, Fitzroy Burnett was working for the transit authority as part of a track removal and replacement project in the subway tunnel at the 155th Street station in Manhattan. Burnett was attempting to remove shoring stuck in the concrete skeletonized track. He slipped and fell backwards onto a track due to the… Continue Reading

Assumption of Risk Doctrine Bars New York Sports Injury Lawsuits – Part 1

Posted in Assumption of the Risk

"School’s Open" say the signs all over the roadways every September. "Drive Carefully," they say. Perhaps they should also say "Play Carefully." Every year, students at schools get injured in sporting events and every year their parents start lawsuits for them. More and more, though, these cases are dismissed by trial judges without even proceeding… Continue Reading

$575,000 for Ankle Injuries

Posted in Ankle Injuries

In Pryce v. County of Suffolk  (2d Dept. 2008), New York’s appellate court which handles appeals from Long Island as well as Westchester and nearby counties, the Appellate Division Second Department, upheld a jury’s $575,000 pain and suffering award for a 63 year old maintenance man who fractured his ankle after stepping off a county… Continue Reading