DATE OF VERDICT
COURT AND COUNTY
AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
The Plaintiff was 52 year old banquet waiter at Tavern on the Green at the time of the accident. He was 56 years of age at the time of the verdict.
DESCRIPTION OF CASE
On 5/3/02 Plaintiff was a rear seated passenger in a Yellow Taxi involved in a 3 car collision. Another taxi rear ended the taxi in which Plaintiff was a passenger and the Plaintiff taxi rear ended the car in front of it. The case was tried before a Brooklyn Jury. The Jury determined both taxi cabs were at fault and the first vehicle was not at fault. Plaintiff sustained severe nerve damage to his lumbar spine and meniscal injuries to his left knee. He had knee surgery and back surgery and was disabled from his job as a banquet waiter. The jury returned a verdict in the sum of $9,263,326 as follows: Past Pain & Suffering: $1,000,000 Past Lost Wages: 150,000 Future Pain & Suffering: 5,000,000 Future Medical Expenses: 2,339,027 Future Loss of Earnings: 774,299
Radiculopathy and Lumbar nerve damage requiring a 2 level laminotomy, facetectomy; Medial and lateral meniscal tears, femoral osteochondral damage to the left knee, cervical disc herniation.
Plaintiff settled with the lead vehicle for a high/low of $250,000/$1,000,000 immediately before the jury rendered the liability verdict. The jury found the lead vehicle was not negligent, accordingly, Plaintiff received $250,000.00 from the non-negligent lead vehicle. Jeffrey A. Block handled this case.
DATE OF VERDICT