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Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed in Case of Unwitnessed Fall Leading to Death Four Months Later

Posted in Wrongful Death

On September 3, 2013, at about 11 p.m., William Tyrell fell down an exterior concrete 16 step staircase¬†at 243 Vrooman Avenue, a two story, two apartment rental building in Amsterdam, New York. Mr. Tyrell, then 77 years old, had been visiting the upstairs tenant. He was found at the bottom of the staircase, unconscious.¬†There were… Continue Reading

Brain and Leg Injuries Result in $15,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced to $5,000,000 by Appeals Court

Posted in Brain Injuries, Leg Injuries

On November 29, 2004 at about 3:15 p.m., Rashawana Belt was on the sidewalk that abutted the eastbound side of 110th Avenue, near its intersection at Merrick Boulevard, in the Jamaica section of Queens. In a split second, her life would change unalterably when a drunk driver mounted the sidewalk, struck Rashawana and drove her… Continue Reading

Substantial Awards for Brief Periods of Pre-Death Pain and Suffering in Two New Appeals Court Decisions

Posted in Wrongful Death

A significant element of damages in New York wrongful death personal injury lawsuits is pre-death pain and suffering. This can be very difficult to prove (as opposed to other elements such as the decedent’s future lost earnings). Here’s Pattern Jury Instruction 2:320 which is what New York judges tell juries about pain and suffering in… Continue Reading

Head and Neck Injuries from Falling Tree – $2,600,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced on Appeal Without Explanation to $1,350,000

Posted in Surprising Damage Verdicts

On March 6, 1997, Louis Ferrigno, a 29 year old carpenter, was driving on a county road in New York when a large tree fell onto his car and crushed it causing him severe head and neck injuries. Ten years later his case against the county for negligence came to trial. His claim was based… Continue Reading