$8,365,000 Municipal Liability

June 20th, 2019 Results

During a recent winter, a 17 year old female student was a passenger in a motor vehicle traveling on the north side of the Van Wyck expressway in Queens, New York. The driver of the vehicle skidded on ice, drove up an underpass and the unrestrained female passenger was ejected. She suffered permanent partial paralysis due to a fracture in the vertebrae in her neck. She also suffered a fractured skull and pelvis and a punctured lung. It was alleged that the ice condition was long standing in nature and ignored by both the City and State of New York for many years. The record breaking settlement came during the second week of jury selection.

Fellows Hymowitz took on a difficult case which ended in a positive resolution. The professionalism and dedication of the entire staff was overwhelming. They handled my case as if it was there own. There was no double talk or redundant paper work. They kept the case moving forward in a positive flow with continuous communication and explanation of each step. I highly recommend this firm.

- Anonymous