December 30, 2013 •
The New York Jury Verdict Reporter
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CIVIL JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE.
MOTOR VEHICLE – PEDESTRIAN-DRIVER OF DISABLED VEHICLE HIT – FRACTURES OF BOTH LEGS AND NERVE DAMAGE
Settlement: Taish Casper v. Repeater Communications
Plaintiffs attorney: Daniel C. Minc of Rosenberg, Minc , Falkoff & Wolff, LLP., Manhattan
Communications Corp.: Emeraldo Bayoa, and Nextel Communications Corp., Queens Supreme
Plaintiffs attorney: Daniel C. Minc of Rosenberg, Minc Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, Manhattan
This action settled for $1.26 Million Dollars during jury selection. Plaintiff a 30 year-old teacher’s aide, was heading towards Queens on the Throgs Neck bridge when their vehicle became disabled. She moved to the right lane and got out of her vehicle in an attempt to flag down a motorist to help. Defendants van, which was traveling in the same direction in that lane, struck the stalled vehicle at approximately 40 mph. Defendants contention was that he was attempting to change lanes when he was forced over into the right lane by a passing truck.
Injuries: fractures of both legs requiring open reductions and internal fixations with a nonunion requiring a bone graft. Plaintiff also suffered a left foot tibial nerve injury causing a drop foot. She was left with disfiguring scars on her lower extremities. Plaintiff has not returned to work as of the date of settlement. Carrier: Royal-Sun alliance with Zurich Insurance on the excess over $1 million.