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Sometimes you have to see through the issues, believe in your case and fight harder than others, in order to bring true justice for your client.  Partner, Daniel Leav did just that on a matter the firm resolved last week.  The matter was scheduled to being jury selection on 1/7/20 in the Supreme Court.  Our client, 43 years old, was traveling in a taxi cab at JFK airport several years ago, when a tractor trailer collided with the taxi.  There was conflicting testimony from both drivers as to which vehicle had merged into the other.  There was very little visible damage to either vehicle.   The client, who had prior back injuries with residual foot drop, began experiencing increased back pain after this accident.  He tried conservative care and when this failed he did undergo a lumbar surgery with fusion.  No claim for lost wages was made.

What makes the matter worthy of reporting, was that the defendants had 1) made a motion for summary judgment arguing that the accident could not have caused the injuries and that their examining doctors did not find any causally related permanent or significant injuries; 2) retained an accident reconstruction expert to opine that based on the G force and the lack of any damage, given the speed the vehicles were traveling, the plaintiff could not have sustained the lumbar injuries he claimed.

The client contacted Leav & Steinberg, LLP and asked us look into this matter.  With exceptional preparation we positioned the case for a successful outcome.  Partner Daniela Henriques, who heads the firms motion department prepared an exceptional opposition brief.   We defeated the motion for summary judgment and had prepared a motion to exclude the defendant reconstruction expert from testifying because he had not done certain important tests, examined the subject vehicles and thus should not be permitted to testify.

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On the Afternoon of March 20, 2015, a young man in his early 20’s was returning home from his job in Manhattan to his home in the Bronx.  Unfortunately, due to a tragic automobile accident he never made it home.  While legally walking on the sidewalk of the Grand Concourse, a green cab which was speeding lost control and jumped the sidewalk killing this young man.  Also killed in this tragic accident was a very young girl who was with her mother.  A third individual was also struck and was rendered brain damaged and remains in a nursing home to this date.

Soon after this tragic accident the family of the young man tragically killed retained Leav & Steinberg, LLP to represent them.  As we always do, a senior attorney from our firm went to meet the family at their home and was retained by the family.  The other injured parties also retained attorneys.  Leav & Steinberg, LLP immediately commenced a compete investigation.  Though our investigation we were able to determine that the City of New York may also bear some responsibility for the happening of this accident for failure to manage the ongoing roadwork which was occurring at the time of the accident.  We were also able to identify the base where the green cab was operating from and put them on notice of this tragic accident.

Leav & Steinberg, LLP commenced a lawsuit naming the Green Cab driver/owner, The Green Cab’s base, The TLC and The City of New York.  It is important to note that the other injured parties only named the Green Cab Driver in their lawsuit.

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