5 Unusual New York City Court Cases Reviewed

NEW YORK CITY TAXI CAB STRIKES BICYCLIST
Our client, a bicyclist, was struck by a NYC taxi cab driver as he was riding his bike along the right side of the street. In his rush to pick up a hailing passenger, the driver ran over the bicyclist. The carrier tendered their policy of insurance.

AVON LADY’S DOG BITES CUSTOMER
Our client visited her Avon Lady at her home when she was violently attacked and bitten by her dog. Prior to this incident, the dog had bitten several other people and the local animal rescue association offered to put the dog down due to its repeated attacks. This matter was settled by the Avon Lady’s homeowner insurance policy.

TENANT SLIPS AND FALLS ON WET STAIR CASE
Our client, a female tenant in an apartment building for over 17 years is walking down the stairs wearing sunglasses, high heels, and carrying a purse, slips and falls down the stairs when the superintendent wet the floors with soap and water with a mop just as tenants were heading out to work and school in the morning. The superintendent placed no barricades or warnings in the building, and wet the floors several times a week over a one year period. The tenant underwent open back surgery which required the insertion of a steel cage around the surgical site to provide additional structural support. This matter settled for a substantial six figure sum during mediation.

NYC TRANSIT AUTHORITY FAILS TO REPAIR A KNOWN DEFECT
We represented a women, on her way to a Met game, who tripped and fell down a known defective flight of subway stairs at Shea Stadium subway station, and sustained a fracture to her ankle which required surgery. Even though the NYCTA knew about the defective condition, they never repaired it. This matter settled before jury selection.

SURGEON’S FINGER FRACTURED DUE TO DEFECTIVE TRAFFIC LIGHT
Our client, a board certified surgeon, was driving his car from the hospital with a green light when he was violently struck by another vehicle when it drove into the intersection due to a defective traffic light. The middle finger on the surgeon’s dominant hand was crushed and required open reduction surgery with internal fixation. The jury found the City liable for their failure to repair the known defective traffic light and awarded the physician a six figure sum.

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