Car Accident Brings $2.4 Million Award
A City employee injured when a Health and Hospitals Corporation vehicle in which he was a passenger collided with a car has received an award of nearly $2.4 million from a Bronx jury.
The plaintiff, Adrian Williams, 32, sustained back injuries in the January 1990 accident with a private car, owned by Harold Weiser, that was pulling out of a driveway. The jury apportioned 50 percent liability each against the HHC and the owner of the private car.
The plaintiff was represented by Jerald D. Werlin of Long Island City; HHC by Assistant Corporation Counsel Philip Coleman; Mr. Weiser by Gary Cusano of the office of Lynne Beesecker. Acting Supreme Court Justice Stanley Green presided over the trial.
$4.2 Million Verdict To Man Hit by Taxi
A 26-year-old man has been awarded $4.2 million for leg injuries sustained when he was hit by a taxi crossing Midtown Street more than five years ago.
The trial that ended last week in Manhattan Supreme Court included the arrest of a defendant, the owner of the taxi company for approaching the jury during recess and telling them his version of the accident. As a result, Justice Beverly Cohen ordered the arrest of the defendant, Bobby Moore, on a charge of jury tampering, according to plaintiff’s attorney Jerald D. Werlin of Long Island City.
The plaintiff, Mohammed Razzaque, suffered knee injuries that have required four operations, his attorney said. The defendants, including Krakow Taxi Co. and the driver, Chong Bae Kim, were represented by Lawrence Rowe of the office of Adolph Salib.