$1,400,000.00 Verdict for plaintiff driver involved in a head-on collision.
Petrus Madito v Faridun Normukhamedov and Sinai I. Inc
$1,400,000.00 Verdict Supreme Bronx 2017 TOP 100 New York State Verdict , Supreme Court , Bronx County.
Facts: Plaintiff a taxi driver, age 40 was operating a taxi and struck in a head on collision by a 2 -ton ambulette . The police report, and non- party testimony of a passenger n the van indicated that the driver of the ambulette was texting immediately before the impact and went over the double yellow line into plaintiffs lane .
Mr. Madito sustained the following injuries: a right ulnar collateral ligament tear with surgical repair of thumb; two non- surgical herniated disc in his cervical spine broad based disc bulge and left herniation at C5-C6; a lumbar disc bulge and a T5-6 herniated disc. The plaintiff could not perform his usual activities as a taxi driver for 3 years.
The Jury's award was allocated as follows $300,00 for past pain and suffering; $500,000 for future pain and suffering of 30 years; $100,000 for past medical expenses, and $500,000 for future medical expenses. Edward Lemmo Esq. was the lead trial attorney on the case along with Steve Halperin Esq.