Plaintiff was playing in her driveway when she was run over - $1,050,000
Brief Result Summary | Motor Vehicle Case Results | Mainetti Mainetti &
Date of Settlement: November 15, 2003
Court: Supreme Court Ulster County
Age/Occupation: Plaintiff was a 9 year old infant with significant pre-existing emotional
and cognitive disabilities.
Case Facts: Plaintiff was playing in her driveway when she was run over by her grandmother,
who was her guardian, operating her grandfather's business vehicle
which he had taken home from work. Significant arguments occurred concerning
permissive use of the business vehicle by the grandmother she was using
the vehicle to go from the residence to the bottom of the driveway to
obtain mail during which time the accident occurred.
Injuries/Damages: Severe right leg degloving injury with multiple surgeries
and debridements as well as skin grafts with permanent scarring and disfigurement
of the leg. Case was handled by Alfred Mainetti and Joseph O'Connor.
Awarded; $1,050,000.00 Infant Plaintiff's monies were placed in interest
bearinglife time special needs trust.