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New York Personal Injury Law Firm Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman Received $800k Jury Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against New York City Transit Authority

After a three-week trial, a jury awarded attorney Michael Madonna's client damages after his mother was hit and killed by a city bus.
NEW YORK, NY, June 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Personal injury attorney Michael A. Madonna of Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman in New York City recently obtained a jury verdict (index #116416/2008) on behalf of the family of a 69-year-old woman who was killed after being run over by a bus operated by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA).
The 69-year-old woman was hit by a city bus as she crossed the street in a crosswalk. She was rolled under the bus, the rear wheel running over her head. She was found almost 35 feet past the crosswalk. There were no witnesses to the accident. The bus driver, unaware that he had hit someone, left the scene.
After a three-week trial in the Supreme Court in New York County, the jury reached a verdict on April 11, 2012. Finding that the bus driver and the NYCTA were 100 percent responsible for the wrongful death of the woman, they awarded her estate and family $800,000.
The case turned on expert forensic evidence and testimony by an accident reconstructionist, which helped established the manner in which the accident occurred. This evidence helped determine that deceased plaintiff was free from any negligence. The jury awarded $250,000 for the seconds of pre-impact terror the woman experienced, $500,000 for several seconds of pain and suffering as she was rolled under the bus, and an additional $50,000 given to her adult son with whom she lived to compensate for his pecuniary loss.
"Mike did a great job educating the jury on the mechanics of just how this terrible incident occurred. He clearly demonstrated the inattention of the driver to the surrounding circumstances," said Jeff Lichtman, managing attorney at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.
Attorney Michael Madonna has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in every county in New York City. Earlier this year he was listed as Top 1 Percent Trial Counsel - Medical Malpractice 2012 by the Medical Malpractice Lawyers (MML) website for the state of New York.
The motor vehicle accident lawyers at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, along with their team of experienced support staff, have represented thousands of injured New Yorkers over the past 40 years and obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for their clients. In addition to general personal injury and medical malpractice matters, the firm handles all types of transportation accidents, including car accidents, bus accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, and injuries from subway and sanitation truck accidents.
To contact Michael Madonna or any of the accident attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, visit the firm's website at or call 888-253-1221.
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