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Car Crashes into Bus Stop
An out of control car caused a Nassau County bus stop crash. Four people were injured in the crash as reported by News 12 and can be read here. Faulty equipment and failure to maintain a motor vehicle can lead to accidents like the one in New Hyde Park when a blown tire caused a car to crash into a bus stop. People may not realize that, depending on the reasons for the tire failure, the owner and driver can be liable for injuries caused by faulty equipment or maintenance failures in New York motor vehicles.
Many times, car crashes and the resulting liability is clear cut. Other times it is very difficult to determine where the fault lies in car crashes. Juries are taxed with the burden of deciding how to apportion fault in personal injury trials. It is almost impossible to predict jury outcomes and any lawyer will tell you that. Therefore it makes logical sense to spend time maintaining your motor vehicles and do your very best to avoid preventable car crashes.
Personal Injury Attorney in Nassau County
If you or someone you are concerned about have been injured in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 today. Remember, successful litigation is no accident.
Car Accident Verdict
Barclay Taylor v. Ilenia Cangelosi & Joseph Robles, No. 15650/12 (Kings – Supreme)
Plaintiff alleged that he was driving east across New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, when the rear of his vehicle was struck by a car being driven by Ilenia Cangelosi. Plaintiff alleged that his vehicle was pushed forward and struck the rear of another vehicle. Plaintiff sued the driver for negligent operation and the vehicle owner for vicariously liability.
Plaintiff claimed that he sustained a herniated disc and two bulging discs. He underwent about 12 months of physical therapy and several injections of painkillers. He eventually underwent a percutaneous discectomy (a procedure that involved removing part of a disc). Plaintiff also claimed that, as a result of his injuries, he was unable to work for four months, suffers permanent residual pain and can’t lift heavy objects or perform rigorous tasks. He also said he must use a cane, may need to have a pain-relieving device implanted in his spine and may need undergo spinal fusion.
Plaintiff sought recovery of $15,000 for past medical expenses, $850,000 for future medical expenses, $885,000 for past pain and suffering, and $1.35 million for future pain and suffering.
Defense counsel argued that Plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury and his current pain may be caused by diabetes and/or obesity.
The jury found that Taylor sustained a serious injury and determined his damages totaled $1.5 million.
Not every car accident verdict will be seven figures. But not every injury will warrant seven figures. The important thing is that your car accident verdict compensates you for your degree of injuries sustained in the car accident.
Car Accident Attorneys
Car accident cases are very common in New York. The volume of cars on New York roadways will only mean that car accidents will continue to occur in very high numbers If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident and need legal assistance, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620 today!