Barry McTiernan & Moore Partner James Burbage obtained a favorable verdict in a difficult jurisdiction, Bronx County. Plaintiff was 53 years old and fell on a bus. She sustained a fractured wrist and claimed bi-lateral knee injuries requiring one knee replacement and a claim for a second need replacement. Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for damages in the range of $8,760,000.00 to $15,760,000.00. The Jury found our client and plaintiff both liable. However, the jury assessed the plaintiff at 70% liable and awarded $492,000.00. The net award to plaintiff being $147,600, below the defendant’s offer at the time of the verdict.
The Firm congratulates attorney Burbage on the success of taking a favorable verdict in such a difficult plaintiff-oriented jurisdiction.