Defense Verdict in Truck/Limousine Accident Case
In a matter tried before Judge Patricia Williams of the Supreme Court, Bronx County, Mr. Vitucci successfully defended a truck rental company against claims brought by a livery cab driver who claimed to have sustained bilateral injuries to his knees requiring surgery, a cervical spinal injury that would require surgery, and a ruptured disc in the lumbar spine, which was treated via a spinal fusion procedure. Plaintiff’s doctors testified that in the future plaintiff would require bilateral knee replacements, a fusion surgery to the cervical spine and a further revision surgery to the lumbar spine.
Plaintiff claimed future medical costs in excess of $2.8 million. On behalf of plaintiff and his wife, $9 million was asked of the jury. The jury issued a verdict in favor of the defense, crediting the defense arguments that the accident at issue was minor, and could not have caused the injuries complained of.