$31 Million - Niurka A
Car Accident – Police Officer Injured
A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. As the police car went through a red light at a Bronx intersection with lights and sirens on, all traffic stopped except for a Chevy suburban owned by the New York City Transit Authority that struck the passenger side of the police car. Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital for two days with headaches, dizziness and vomiting. She saw many doctors, had constant physical therapy, multiple epidural injections and three arthroscopic knee surgeries. She suffered traumatic brain damage with migraine headaches, vertigo, nausea and memory loss, along with permanent nerve damage to her neck, back and both knees. The Police Department found her totally disabled and she retired from the force. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates got the case shortly before the trial and gathered the evidence to prove brain damage. Although the Plaintiff was able to walk into the courtroom, the testimony and records demonstrated to the jury that the Plaintiff was in pain and suffered the consequences of the accident every day of her life.