$4.79 Million Verdict for Pedestrian Accident: Woman Injured by NYPD Vehicle

On October 24, 2018, Bryce Moses, a partner with the New York personal injury law firm Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, obtained a $4.79 million verdict in Kings County for a 46-year-old Brooklyn woman. This verdict was for injuries the woman sustained when an NYPD patrol car hit her.

At the time of the incident, the woman, a personal assistant to adults with mental and physical disabilities, was going to buy food for one of her clients. As she was crossing Lawrence Avenue in Brooklyn, a police officer driving the wrong way down a one-way street hit her with his car. (The NYPD maintained that the officer was responding to a "shots fired" emergency call.)

As a result of the incident, our client sustained a herniated disc in her neck and back that required two fusion surgeries. Additionally, as a result of her injuries, she could no longer work as a personal assistant.

She was awarded $1.5M for past pain and suffering, $1M for future pain and suffering, $540K for past lost earnings, $750K for future lost earnings, and $1M for future medical expenses.

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