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Hilda B. v. The City of New York

Practice Area: Car accident

Outcome: Settled before verdict-$650,000.00

Description: Plaintiff in her 40s was injured when she lost control over her vehicle after it went over an uncovered manhole in Brooklyn. She sustained head injuries which resulted in minor and temporary seizures. The City of New York commenced an action against its subcontractors. The City defended on the ground that they did not cause the problem and did not have notice. There was ample evidence that if presented to a jury would have justified a verdict for several hundred thousand dollars. The case was settled before trial for $650,000.00

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