Mary L. Maloney Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict In Bus Accident Case

On November 2, 2016 Mary L. Maloney obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Supreme Court, Rockland County, before Justice Linda Christopher

The jury of 3 men and 3 women were out deliberating for over 3 hours and returned a unanimous no cause verdict in this automobile trial in favor of our client, a large commuter bus company that operates in the five boroughs and surrounding suburban counties.

During the liability phase of trial, our client, bus driver testified that he had stopped his bus 20 feet from the intersection of Cosgrove Avenue and East Railroad Avenue in West Haverstraw, New York. He saw no vehicles traveling on East Railroad Avenue and, unsure what plaintiff was doing there, he made a decision to pass plaintiff’s vehicle on her left and to make a wide right turn onto East Railroad Avenue.

Plaintiff testified that she was stopped at a stop sign on Cosgrove Avenue at its intersection with East Railroad Avenue, when defendants’ bus went around her to make a right turn and struck the front driver’s side of her vehicle.

The jury ultimately awarded a defense verdict in our client’s favor and awarded nothing to the plaintiff.