In 2006, a 71 year-old female was struck by a motor vehicle in White Plains, NY at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Hale Avenue. The plaintiff commenced a lawsuit in Westchester County Supreme Court alleging that the driver operated the vehicle in a negligent manner. Her attorney’s motion for Summary Judgment on liability was granted and the case proceeded to trial on damages.
At issue was plaintiff’s claim that as a result of the accident she suffered a nondisplaced fracture of her left, nondominant wrist, as well as a tear of one shoulder’s rotator cuff. From the site of the accident, she was transported to a hospital, where a closed reduction surgery was performed on her wrist. However, the 71 year-old did not seek medical attention for her shoulder until nine months after the accident. Counsel for the defense argued that the shoulder injury was unrelated and the wrist fracture was not serious.
The Westchester County jury awarded the plaintiff $225,000.
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