Motor Vehicle Accidents

In Rodriguez v. Beal, 2021 NY Slip Op 01220 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 25, 2021), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment as to liability. In personal injury cases, particularly car accident cases, it is relatively rare for a plaintiff (the party claiming that they were the victim…

Read More Rear-End Car Accident Plaintiff Entitled to Summary Judgment; “Sun Glare” Was Insufficient Explanation for Accident
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In Castillo v. Slupecki, 2019 NY Slip Op 29033 (Sup. Ct. Bronx Cty. Feb. 8, 2019), the court held (upon reargument) that plaintiff – who seeks damages for injuries sustained as a result of a “pedestrian-knockdown” car accident – was free from comparative fault as a matter of law. The court had previously granted plaintiff summary judgment…

Read More Pedestrian Knockdown Plaintiff Was Free From Comparative Fault as a Matter of Law, Court Holds
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In Barracato v. SP Plus Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op 00698 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 31, 2019), a personal injury motor vehicle accident case, the First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s decision denying defendants’ motion for summary judgment. In sum, plaintiff was unloading merchandise from the drivers’ side of his truck on a a two…

Read More Should’ve Honked: Plaintiff Overcomes Summary Judgment in Accident Case
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From Franco v. City of New York, 2019 NY Slip Op 00377 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 22, 2019): Plaintiff established entitlement to judgment as a matter of law in this action where he was injured when defendants’ tow truck was left unattended by its driver, defendant Millar, and rolled backwards into plaintiff’s car, which was…

Read More Plaintiff Entitled to Judgment in Rolling Tow Truck Case; Alleged Mechanical Failure Did Not Raise Issue of Fact
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From Wanting Mei v Bilal Munir, N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 153578/2018 (Jan. 15, 2019): Plaintiffs motion, which contends that she was crossing in the pedestrian crosswalk, with the crossing light, when defendant’s vehicle struck her, has made out a prima facie case of negligence. Plaintiffs motion further establishes that she was not…

Read More Plaintiff Granted Summary Judgment in Pedestrian-Knockdown Case
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In Alatsas v Sacchetti, 2018 NY Slip Op 08270 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Dec. 5, 2018), a personal injury car accident case, the court affirmed the lower court’s decision denying summary judgment to defendant. The court explained: The City defendants failed to establish their prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law. While…

Read More Car Accident Case Survives Summary Judgment; Plaintiff Not Shown to be the Sole Proximate Cause of Accident
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In Cerio v. Carrington, 2018 NY Slip Op 03597 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 17, 2018), a car accident case, the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant City of New York. From the decision: Plaintiff was injured when defendant Carrington, an intoxicated driver, attempted to make an illegal u-turn and collided…

Read More Car Accident Case Dismissed Against City; No Prior Illegal U-Turns
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Pospis Law has been retained to represent, and obtain compensation for, a client involved in a terrible moving vehicle accident. Our client – a beloved grandmother (affectionately known as “Grandma”) – was, while lawfully walking home from a holiday party on Christmas Eve, struck by a vehicle being operated in a negligent manner. In addition…

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In O’Connell v. Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc., 154 A.D.3d 628 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Oct. 31, 2017), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s personal injury claim against Macy’s. In sum, plaintiff alleges that on or about November 28, 2013, she was struck by an all terrain-vehicle driven by the Defendant Jeff Stanton.…

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