Recently, I was involved in a jury trial in the New York State Supreme Court against the NFTA. In this case my client was a passenger aboard a metro bus. While she was standing on the metro bus, the bus driver was confronted with what was alleged to have been an emergency situation. A postal truck had stopped in front of the bus and was in a driving lane and during the same time my client was showing a bus pass that caused the bus driver to glance away for a very short period of time. As a result of slamming on the brakes, my client was injured.
The NFTA in that case had alleged that their insured was not at fault for the accident. We alleged, that the bus driver should have taken appropriate action to know what was going on in front of her at the time. The NFTA had offered us $20,000 in settlement on that case, which we rejected and we went to trial. After trial, the jury found that the NFTA and the bus driver were 100% at fault for the accident and gave absolutely no responsibility to my client whatsoever. As a result of that, instead of $20,000 my client was able to $150,000.
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