Case Conclusion Date:September 24, 2012
Practice Area:Wrongful Death
Description:Motor vehicle accident where defendant police officer drove his unmarked police motor vehicle off the Laurelton Parkway and struck decedent's motor vehicle. The City of New York claimed that the officer was reacting to a disabled vehicle on the roadway and that the "emergency doctrine" should apply. Decedent ,unmarried with no children, lived for 69 days and ultimately died from his injuries.