Plaintiff was struck in the rear by defendant's vehicle on West Side Highway - $350,000 Verdict

Brief Result Summary | Motor Vehicle Case Results | Mainetti Mainetti & O'Connor

Date of Verdict: July 2, 2004
Age/Occupation: Plaintiff 27 year old bartender.
Case Facts: Plaintiff was struck in the rear by defendant's vehicle on West Side Highway in New York County. However, defendant denied liability arguing that both were passing cars and plaintiff stopped short. Defendant argued that plaintiff's injury was not a serious injury.
Injuries/Damages: Torn cartilage in shoulder, neck and back sprain with three weeks missed work. Plaintiff underwent significant physical therapy even though he returned to work after three weeks.
NOTE: The case tried to verdict by Joseph O'Connor.

Awarded: $350,000

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