$10.5M to Brooklyn grandmother who lost leg in 2012 hit & run
A civil jury has awarded 10.5 million to a Brooklyn grandmother who lost her leg after an out-of-control driver ran into her at a city bus stop.
The 63-year-old grandmother Deborah Munize, had her whole world turn upside-down early morning, April 14, 2012, as she waited to take the bus to church.
A black cab, driven by then-20-year-old Maximo Espinal, jumped the curb at Montrose and Graham Aves. in Williamsburg.
Espinal after striking Munize drove off leaving his car’s bumper and license plate in the middle of the street. he ended up tuning himself in to NYPD 90th precinct stationhouse.
He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and served two years in prison.
Who do you sue?
Civil Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case
“Hit and run traffic accident are more severe than any ordinary traffic accident, because the responsible driver has fled the scene.
According to New York Car Accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “This is now an intentional or reckless act causing harm — a criminal act”. In New York the victim is covered under No-Fault insurance.
No-fault insurance pay medical bills and lost earnings when an individual is injured in from a car accident, regardless of who was at fault for the crash. A no-fault claim is typically made through the personal injury protection (PIP) provisions of a car insurance policy. New York is a no-fault state.