$1.7 million in car accident trial
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The New York City Transit law department, faces off with the plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial Vidal v. Rodriguez.
In October 2011 Kelda Vidal, 26 years old while driving to her job when she stopped for an emergency vehicle near the intersection of Bedford and Willoughby avenues, when within seconds rear-ended by Louis Rodriguez who was behind the wheel of a Transit Authority vehicle.
Kelda Vidal claimed that as a result of the accident she underwent a neck discectomy and fusion surgery, replacing a disc with a metal plate, and remains in constant pain despite medication and therapy. According to reports from her pain management physician it was confirmed that Vidal’s symptoms of neck and head pain are permanent. Vidal alleged that she could not resume her former duties as a hospital security officer.
The legal team of the NYC transit department tried to dispute the extent of Vidal’s claims, refuting her allegations of impeded movement through reports citing her range of motion as within normal limits.
The jury returned a verdict of damages for past and future pain and suffering, past medical expenses and lost earnings in the total amount of $1.7 million in the trial that concluded this week in Kings County Civil Term.
When a person is found person responsible for an accident — That person’s liability insurance company must pay an injured person for:
- medical care & expenses
- missed work & lost wages
- pain and suffering
- permanent disability or disfigurement
- loss of normal lifestyle (family, education,etc…)
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