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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

Back Surgery Damages Verdict Remanded for New Trial – Defense Doctor Must be Allowed to Testify about Plaintiff’s Pre-Existing Condition

Posted in Back Injuries

On March 31, 2005, Angelo Melo had been looking for the superintendent to ask about renting an apartment at the 40 unit building at 561 West 180th Street in the Bronx. He took the elevator to the basement, stepped out onto a single-step platform and then fell to the ground when he stepped off the… Continue Reading

$2,000,000 Affirmed for Construction Worker’s Back Pain and Economic Damages from Roof Fall; Immigration Act Defense Fails

Posted in Back Injuries

Back in 1999, when Aleksander Janda was hired by ABC Construction Corp. as an asbestos removal worker, he was a Polish immigrant in the U.S. on an expired tourist visa. Under federal law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA"),  it’s illegal to hire someone who’s not legally authorized to work in the U.S…. Continue Reading

Appellate Court Reverses Jury’s $465,000 Pain and Suffering Veridct and Dismisses Complaint – No Evidence of Recent Medical Examination in Neck, Back and Shoulder Injury Car Accident Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Neck Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

The defendants admitted that they caused the car accident on August 9, 2005 when Fred Nesci’s car was totaled after it was rear ended by their SUV. Rear end collision damage: Fred and his passenger (his wife Valerie) claimed serious injuries but the defense insisted on a damages trial arguing that the injuries were not… Continue Reading

Young Teacher Wins $5,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for Back Injury in Car Accident Lawsuit; Appellate Court Modifies to $800,000

Posted in Back Injuries

Seven months pregnant with twins, Kathleen Conlon was slowing down in traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on July 12, 1999 when her car was struck in the rear by a New York City express bus. Her car buckled and her back was injured but her twins were unharmed (and born healthy in due time). You… Continue Reading

Pedestrian Hit by New York City Bus Wins $1,400,000 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict for Back Injuries; Appeals Court Orders New Trial Because Plaintiff Failed to Allege Preexisting Condition

Posted in Back Injuries

Defendants routinely and successfully argue in back and neck injury cases that  plaintiff’s injuries pre-existed an accident and no pain and suffering damages should be awarded (even if defendant is found to have caused the new accident). There’s merit to the argument but it’s not as simple as I’ve implied. Under New York law, a… Continue Reading

Slip and Fall Plaintiff’s New York Jury Verdict Awarding More Than $1,000,000 for Future Medical, Custodial and Rehabilitation Expenses Affirmed in Back Injury Case Despite Prior Accident in which Back Surgery had been Recommended but Declined

Posted in Back Injuries

Ramona Ulerio, a 36 year old homemaker, sustained serious back injuries when she slipped and fell down subway stairs in New York City on October 5, 2002. She sued the New York City Transit Authority claiming it was negligent in its maintenance of the stairway and that its negligence created a dangerous condition. She won her case five years later… Continue Reading