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Excessive Force Case against Police Officer – $2,250,000 Pain and Suffering Award for Couple in Altercation; Punitive Damages Awards Vacated

Posted in Back Injuries, Neck Injuries, Punitive Damages

On August 4, 2007 Herminio Pizarro and his girlfriend Olga Garcia were attending a block party on Brook Avenue and 138th Street in the Bronx. At about 7 p.m., Mr. Pizarro interceded when he saw a New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) officer questioning a 14 year old girl. An altercation ensued between Pizarro and… Continue Reading

Spinal Injury Award Affirmed on Appeal

Posted in Neck Injuries

On November 9, 2009 Vincent Taurone was a front seat passenger in a minivan on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua. After his vehicle stopped because of a deer carcass in the roadway, another car smashed into the rear of the minivan propelling it 35 feet forward. Mr. Taurone, then 51 years old, had… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Orders $3,900,000 Increase in Jury Verdict for Construction Worker’s Pain and Suffering in Brain and Back Injury Case

Posted in Back Injuries

Jorge Angamarca was 32 years old on October 23, 2003, working as a carpenter on the roof of a residential townhouse under construction in Brooklyn. He fell two stories through an improperly covered skylight hole and sustained catastrophic injuries. Under New York’s Labor Law Section 240(1), Angamarca was granted summary judgment as to liability against… Continue Reading