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Gym Class Accident - $200,000
Following the liability verdict, the case settled for $200,000.00. The jury
returned a 100% liability verdict against the defendants in this matter
after a two day trial in Supreme Court, Kings County.
Plaintiff, a female 16 year old junior at Edward R. Murrow High School in
Brooklyn, sustained a left elbow injury during wrestling class.Plaintiff had
signed up for the wrestling class along with another female student. On the
day of the accident, the other female student was late for school, so the
wrestling instructor matched Plaintiff up with a heavier, stronger, male
student. Plaintiff was positioned on top of the male student and instructed
to try and take him down, which she could not do. The gym teacher then
instructed them to switch positions, at which time the male student took
Plaintiff down very quickly and forcefully, slamming her left elbow into the
mat.Plaintiff sustained a nerve injury to her left elbow called a cubital
John Bonina, Jr. successfully argued to the jury that
pairing a female wrestling student with a larger, stronger, male student
created a mismatch, and was thus negligent. He also defeated the defendants'
claims that Plaintiff assumed the risks involved in wrestling by enrolling
in the gym class in the first place. Following the liability verdict, this
case settled for $200,000.00.
Snow & Ice - Pedestrian - Trimalleolar Fracture of Left Ankle - $150,000
The jury in this matter found 100% liability against defendant The City of
New York on in Supreme Court, Kings County.Following the verdict on
liability, the defendant The City of New York settled this matter for
Plaintiff, then 53 years old, was crossing the street at the intersection of
24th Avenue and 86th Street in Brooklyn. As she was about to reach the curb,
she stepped on water and ice, slipping and sustaining a trimalleolar
fracture of her left ankle.She developed traumatic arthritis, and her
orthopedic surgeon recommended future corrective surgery.Deborah Trerotola
demonstrated to the jury that plaintiff fell due to a broken curb, which was
obscured by a puddle of water that had accumulated by the sewer. Ms.
Trerotola proved that the defendant City had prior written notice of the
defective curb, as well as the sewer backups. She successfully argued that
the plaintiff was unable to see the broken curb because of the accumulation
of water by the overflowing sewer.
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