July 29, 2019

1,500,000 – Injured Beautician – Motor Vehicle/Municipal Liability – Multiple Injuries

Plaintiff, self-employed beautician, was injured when a car in which she was a passenger, struck a large pot hole on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York. Plaintiff was taken to the emergency room complaining of shoulder pain and back pain. Plaintiff ultimately underwent shoulder and back surgery. Prior to trial, Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., obtained documents establishing that the City of New York was aware of the pothole and took no action to repair same. The case was tried to verdict by Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., partner, Jordan Hecht, and the jury returned a verdict holding the City 40% responsible for the accident. The City of New York settled for $400,000.00 Plaintiff proceeded to trial on the issue of damages against the remaining defendants and secured a verdict in the amount of $1,500,000.00.

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