Sheindlin Law Firm
25 Years Of Protecting New Yorkers’ Rights
Call for FREE Consultation

New York personal injury claim results in $71 million award

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident likely knows that even a relatively minor incident can create serious aches and pains. Unfortunately, victims of major crashes in New York often suffer for the rest of their lives. A jury in New York has recently awarded the victim of a car crash over $70 million in a personal injury lawsuit.

The incident that led to the woman's injuries happened in an accident that occurred in Aug. 2012. According to reports, a man was driving a sports utility vehicle when he fell asleep. As a result, the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a van. A 94-year-old woman in the van passed away, while the driver and a second passenger were transported the hospital.

A female passenger in the SUV suffered major injuries in the collision. According to reports, she has a spinal cord injury and a fractured back. Although she can now walk with the assistance of braces, her lawsuit claims that she will continue to need psychological and medical treatment. Following a three-week trial, a jury awarded her $71 million.

Because of the potential harm that can arise from a car accident, drivers must remain vigilant at all times. If a driver is experiencing fatigue, it may be necessary for him or her to take measures to ensure the safety of both passengers and others nearby. Unfortunately, the costs of dealing with the consequences of a crash such as this are often overwhelming, making it necessary for victims to file a personal injury lawsuit in a New York civil court as this woman was able to do successfully.

Source:, "Jury awards $71M to ex-Cornell student injured in fatal '12 Dryden crash", Matt Steecker, Oct. 11, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get Started Now

When your rights and your future are at stake, it doesn’t pay to wait and see what will happen. Get in touch with our New York law firm today by calling 212-256-9729 or by sending us an email. We offer free initial consultations, so you can get the information you need before moving forward.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy