$2,558,000 Awarded to Family of 32-Year-Old Wrongful Death Victim

DATE OF VERDICT
2005-06-23

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme Kings

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
32 year old textile worker killed a result of a motor vehicle accident.

DESCRIPTION OF CASE
The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle struck by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was sued as was the host vehicle driver and the City of New York. The plaintiff contended that the City of New York was negligent in their design of the traffic lights at the subject intersection. The plaintiff's investigation of the City of New York's highway plans revealed that the City had proposed overhead traffic signals (to replace traffic lights on the street corners) many years prior to the within accident. The Plaintiff argued that overhead traffic devices would have allowed for greater visibility and thus prevent the drunk driver from proceeding through a red light. The plaintiff's investigation also revealed that a number of similar accidents had occurred at the subject intersection in the years preceding the accident.

INJURIES/DAMAGES
death

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT AMOUNT
$2,558,000

NOTE
This case was handled by Daniel P. O'Toole