$72.5 Million Verdict for NY Lady After Being Dragged by City Bus

Figure 1: Buses traveling down New York City street. Photo credit: www.NBCNews.com.

In 2017, a lady was struck by a bus on Manhattan’s Lower East Side while she was attempting to cross a crosswalk. When the bus struck her, she was subsequently caught underneath the MTA bus and was dragged 20 feet before the driver of the bus engaged his brakes. To make this situation even more tragic, moments before attempting to cross the crosswalk, the lady had just received a cancer diagnosis. As a result of this incident, the plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, including pelvic fractures and was paralyzed in her left leg.

Once the trial had concluded on March 1, 2024, the jury deliberated for less than three hours, and awarded the plaintiff in this case a $72.5 million verdict.

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