New York Personal Injury Attorney Report: Second Department Reduces Verdict In Orthopedic Injury Case

In the case, Matsur v. New York City Transit Company, a New York County jury found the transit authority liable for the plaintiff’s injuries and awarded him $1.2 million for past pain and suffering, $1 million for future pain and suffering and $600,000.00 for loss of services. A light fixture installed by NYC Transit Company apparently fell on the plaintiff and the jury found the defendant liable under the theory of res ipsa loquitor. The extent of plaintiff’s injuries were not included in the Court’s opinion.

The Supreme Court of New York State, Appellate Division, Second Department, in an exercise of its discretion, reduced the awards as follows: $750,000.00 for past pain and suffering, $550,000.00 for future pain and suffering and $200,000.00 for loss of services.

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