On October 21, 2013, Cynthia Queen was in Orchard Park crossing the street in a crosswalk when she was struck by a left-turning vehicle driven by Shirley Kogut. Ms. Queen, then 43 years old, was knocked to the ground but able to get up on her own. She felt no pain and declined medical attention.
Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case
On September 15, 2009, Adelina Reyes was injured when she tripped and fell due to a defective subway grating on the sidewalk at 138th Street near Willis Avenue in the Bronx.
The transit authority conceded liability and a lawsuit by the 53 year old Ms. Reyes…
Carpenter’s Back Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed on Appeal
On August 24, 2006, Eric Berrios was a union carpenter working on an 80-story condominium construction project at 735 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. He was on the second floor deck, on top of a scaffold, cutting wood and laying out plywood when he fell 20 feet below onto a concrete slab.
Large Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed for Teenager with Fractured Leg and Degloving Injury
Substantial Reduction of Pain and Suffering Damages Award Ordered on Appeal in Ankle Injury Case
On June 1, 2002, Ruth Williams tripped and fell down a flight of stairs at the Nevins Street subway station in Brooklyn:
Ms. Williams, at the time an unemployed 51 year old, sustained a badly fractured ankle in the accident and claimed that the subway station operator was liable (because of a missing tile). A…
Court Affirms Pain and Suffering Award for Foot Injury
Patricia Ynoa, a 30 year old home health aide, was on her way home from a patient’s house on March 25, 2004. She’d taken the subway and was about to exit from the station at 167th Street in the Bronx when her right foot became caught in a broken high exit turnstile.
Latest Trimalleolar Ankle Fracture Case – $625,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed
Meghan Hopkins, a 22 year old graphic designer from Ohio, was visiting her boyfriend in New York City on July 31, 2006 when she tripped and fell on a defective walkway at the 14th Street subway station.
Meghan sustained a severe ankle fracture and sued the New York City Transit Authority claiming that the…