June 19, 2019

$2,500,000 – Injured Sanitation Worker – Motor Vehicle – Fractured Hip

Category: Work Accident,

Plaintiff, a New York City Department of Sanitation Worker, was struck by a sanitation truck while on the job. Plaintiff sustained a fractured hip requiring an open reduction surgery with the placement of metal hardware Plaintiff ultimately underwent a total hip replacement and was unable to return to work. Plaintiff sued the City of New York for negligence, pain and suffering and lost wages.

At trial, the defendant, City of New York, blamed the plaintiff for not paying attention and causing his own accident. The case was tried by Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., partner, Jordan Hecht. Under a rigorous cross-examination by Mr. Hecht, the offending driver admitted that he was the sole cause of the accident. While the jury was deliberating, the City folded and paid $2,500,000.00 to settle the matter.

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